Emergency Preparedness

ER Training & Outreach

CI maintains an aggressive emergency response outreach effort which includes participation in TRANSCAER®, Hazmat Conferences, and partnerships with Training Centers.Below you will find an overview of the various emergency response related activities CI takes on.  In addition to these activities, many CI members conduct their own outreach activities. If you have training needs that are outside the activities listed below, simply contact CI at info@cl2.com and we will see what we can do to help you out.


TRANSCAER®, Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response, is a partnership between the chemical industry and transportation providers including the railroads and trucking companies, that work collaboratively to assist communities along hazardous materials transportation routes in preparing to respond effectively to an incident. For further details, please visit the National TRANSCAER® website at www.transcaer.com/events

As a sponsor CI has an extensive event schedule in order to fulfill its commitment to educational outreach. 

Hands-On Training

This training is an 8-hour day that provides an overview of railroad safety and CI’s mission chemicals which lead into hands-on training on the various emergency response kits and leak mitigation scenarios.  These hands-on workshops are a great resource for technician-and specialist-level training for emergency response personnel. Each of the following locations offers multiple days to attend the 8-hour training.  Watch the video below to view a collection of pictures from CI's 2016 TRANSCAER® tour. 


Chlorine Institute’s 2017 TRANSCAER® Rail Safety and Hazmat Emergency Response Training Schedule is listed below. Please click on an event date to be directed to the event registration page. The same information and hands-on workshops stations are presented each day so you will only need to register for one day.


Locations 2017 Dates
Pocatello, ID May 15 May 16  
Salt Lake City, UT May 24 May 25  
Kansas City, KS June 20 June 21 June 22
Davenport, IA July 11 July 12 July 13
Saskatoon, SK (CAN) August 16 August 17  
Houston, TX August 28 August 29  
Atlanta, GA September 18 September 19 September 20
Washington, D.C. October 11 October 12 October 13
Memphis, TN November 6 November 7 November 8



In addition to hands-on training, the Chlorine Institute offers online chlorine emergency response training through a 90-minute webinar. This interactive webinars is designed to provide general awareness-level training for first responders and emergency managers. 


Webinar Dates & Times
Chlorine Chemical & Physical Properties June 1, 2017
3:00 p.m. EST
Chlorine Emergency Response July 26, 2017
2:00 p.m. EST
Chlorine Chemical & Physical Properties August 15, 2017
11:00 a.m. EST
Chlorine Emergency Response October 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. EST
Chlorine Chemical & Physical Properties November 15, 2017
2:00 p.m. EST
Chlorine Emergency Response December 5, 2017
3:00 p.m. EST

Chlorine Chemical and Physical Properties

Chlorine Emergency Response

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the basic properties of chlorine or about emergency response to a chlorine release, emergency responders, firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement officers, Local Emergency Planning Committees, emergency management professionals, and HAZMAT management professionals.

*Note: Each webinar lasts about 1 hour.

To view a recorded version of the Chlorine Chemical & Physical Properties Webinar, click here. The recording may buffer for a few seconds and will then continue playing.To download the power point presented in this webinar, click here.

To view a recorded version of the Chlorine Emergency Response Webinar, click here. The recording may buffer for a few seconds and will then continue playing.To download the power point presented in this webinar, click here.


MCVX 1017 (CI Training Car)

In collaboration with the Fire Fighters Education and Training Foundation (FETF) and a number of CI member companies, CI designed and built a training railcar, which was brought into service in 2014, to enhance the students’ experience at the hands-on emergency response training events. The car is equipped with valves/fittings for all mission chemicals and provides interior space for display and instruction. The car is operated by the FETF and provides a state-of-the art resource to support CI’s outreach efforts.


Emergency Response Resources

The Chlorine Institute provides a wide range of up-to-date safety publications, instructional booklets and training videos (electronic versions free of charge) to assist responders and industry personnel. To learn more, see our Emergency Response Resources flyer or visit our bookstore online: https://bookstore.chlorineinstitute.org.