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TRANSCAER CSX Responder Incident Training - Ridgefield, NJ

Region 2 VPP Sites: Please see the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) email chain below for a free training opportunity.

"CSX Responder Incident Training: Emergency Response to Railroad Incidents

CSX is hosting a free training event for first responders, emergency managers, local and state agencies, and elected or appointed officials; for both career and volunteer organizations. CSX has a strong commitment to training first responders in the event of a railroad related emergency incident. They will provide an overview of operating safely around the railroad and what a response from CSX looks like during an emergency incident; this will be in a classroom setting in their box car classroom (picture attached). Additionally, they will provide hands on training of tank cars, both low and high pressure, and a locomotive review.


Classroom Sessions

Session 1: Learn about railroad operations, hazards, and safety rules. Density Study Overview. Rail hazmat safety and emergency response procedures are reviewed. CSX / First Responder on-scene incident expectations.

Field Exercises

Anatomy of a Tank Car: Learn about the anatomy of general service and pressure tank cars including protective housings, valves and fittings, truck components, safety appliances, jacket, shell and head construction, placards and markings.

Anatomy of a Locomotive: Learn about the anatomy of a locomotive and discuss unique challenges associated with responding to a rail incident involving them (e.g. Crew rescue; fuel, oil, and other fluid spills; on-board fires, electrical system; air brake system, etc.)

Target Audience

Hazmat technician/specialist

First responders

Anyone interested in learning more about this topic





Prior to Training: Watch the Emergency Response to Railroad Incidents video to familiarize yourself with concepts discussed in class - CSX Transportation - Emergency Response to Railroad Incidents (ERRI) | TRANSCAER (

Required Safety Gear: Safety vest, hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and steel toe or composite toe boots.

Please advise the instructor(s) of any pre-existing medical condition(s) that may preclude you from participating in any field exercise. Stay hydrated and alert.

Training Location, Times, & Registration

1 West Side Avenue

Guard Booth Entrance - Little Ferry Yard

Ridgefield, NJ 07657

Registration will remain open until after the event. Walk-ins are welcome to register on-site at the training event, however we strongly encourage pre-registration.

Class Schedule:

June 25-28, 2024

Please register by visiting Transcaer's website below."

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