FEMA REPORT: Ensuring Rail Preparedness for Hazardous Materials Incidents

Public document from FEMA
[Editor: The seven recommendations appear on pages 4-7.  Pages 8-10 detail some interesting new technologies in responding to HAZMAT emergencies.  – RS]

Background:

US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management AgencyThe RESPONSE Act of 2016 directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee… to provide recommendations for improving emergency responder training and resource allocation for HAZMAT incidents involving railroads.

Final Report And Recommendations

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The final reportEnsuring Rail Preparedness: Improving Responder Training and Resource Allocation for Rail Hazardous Materials Incidents, contains seven recommendations that the NAC approved, based on proposed recommendations submitted by the RESPONSE Subcommittee.

 

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