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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This FREE training is an 8-hour day that provides an overview of railroad safety and CI’s mission chemicals which lead to 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 2017 TRANSCAER® tour.
Chlorine Institute’s 2018 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.
|Houston, TX||June 19||June 20|
|New Johnsonville, TN||July 17||July 18||July 19|
|Chicago, IL||August 15||August 16|
|Minneapolis, MN||September 11||September 12||
|Los Angeles County, CA||October 22||October 23|
|Eugene, OR||December 6||December 6
In collaboration with the Fire Fighters Education and Training Foundation (FETF) and a number of CI member companies, CI designed and built a training tank car, 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 housings having valves/fittings arrangements that are installed on chlorine, caustic, hydrochloric acid and vinyl chloride (VCM) tank cars. The MCVX 1017 training car also provides interior space for equipment display and instruction. The car is operated by the FETF and provides a state-of-the-art resource to support CI’s outreach efforts. Recently the FETC and CI collaborated on the addition of a flat car (MCVX 10172) for the 2018 training tour. The flat car is equipped with a recovery vessel, two tank car housings (chlorine and flammable gas (VCM)), and a ton container prop to support training needs.
The Chlorine Institute participates in exercises on an ongoing basis. Requests for CI to collaborate and participate in an exercise are accepted on a continuous basis; we may not be able to accommodate all requests. Our availability will be based on our training schedule and resources. Please submit your request to email@example.com. CI does not cover the costs of the exercise (including but not limited to: documentation preparation and printing, staffing for exercise including back-fill/overtime, equipment, food, portable toilets, etc.).
If you are looking for grant funding to support your exercise needs, we recommend you contact your local and state emergency management agencies. The Chlorine Institute does not offer grant funding.
Virtual Tabletop Exercise Series (VTTX) – Chlorine Release
Dates: August 21, 22 & 23, 2018. Virtual Exercise – Multiple Locations (Note: Three separate offerings to accommodate as many site applicants as possible.)
Exercise Length: 4 Hours. Start time is 12:00 P.M. EST and end time is 4:00 P.M. EST.
Exercise Description: This Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) will utilize a chlorine release scenario with three modules, focusing on initial response actions by the participating jurisdictions and agencies. Some of the specifics discussed will be determining protective zone and protective actions, personal protective equipment, environmental concerns, and re-entry.
The VTTX will consist of:
To Apply: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (301) 447-7645, with a preferred date of participation. Your email is your program application. When applying, please provide a central point of contact from your organization to work all VTTX issues. Each location will receive a notice from EMI and will be provided with relevant logistical information and exercise materials to set up and facilitate the exercise locally.
The FEMA Form 119-25-2 is not required to be submitted until the VTTX is completed. With your request, cc in your email: the Integrated Emergency Management Branch office at email@example.com or call 301-447-1381.
Click here for more information regarding the upcoming VTTX.
2018 City of Richmond/Henrico County (VA) Exercise Support Documents/Templates:
Please note the exercise documents will need to be reviewed and revised based on your exercise needs, scenario, and specific locality/department plans and procedures.
Exercise Evaluation Guides (EEGs):