Emergency Preparedness

ER Training, Exercises & 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 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.


Locations 2018 Dates
Eugene, OR December 6 December 7


Other Training Events:

In addition to the above training stops in the U.S., The Chlorine Institute and its partners will be hosting a Rail Safety and Hazmat Emergency Response training in Monterrey, Mexico, November 13-14, 2018. This free, 8-hour training will provide an overview of railroad safety, as well as CI’s mission chemicals. There will be opportunities for hands-on training on the various emergency response kits. To register, download and complete the registration form here, and send it via email to Transcaer2018@ferromex.mx

To view the flyer, click here.

*Please note, this is the same training on both days, so you only need to register for one day.*

Otros eventos de entrenamiento: 
Además de las sesiones de capacitación en los Estados Unidos previamente mencionadas, el Instituto del Cloro (Chlorine Institute), o “CI” por sus siglas en Ingles, y organizaciones asociadas hospedarán una capacitación en temas relacionados a la seguridad ferroviaria y entrenamiento de respuesta a emergencias de materiales peligrosos en Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, del 13 al 14 de noviembre de 2018. Esta capacitación gratuita de 8 horas proporcionará una descripción general de la seguridad ferroviaria, así como los productos químicos “misión” del CI. Habrá oportunidades para realizar capacitaciones prácticas en la utilización de varios kits de respuesta a emergencias. Para registrarse utilice el formulario de registro que aqui se encuentra y envíelo por correo electrónico a Transcaer2018@ferromex.mx.

Para ver el folleto del evento, hacer clic aqui.

*Tenga en cuenta que esta es la misma capacitación en ambos días, por lo que solo debe registrarse por un día.*


Ask the CHLOREP Team Webinar – October 10, 2018 from 2:00-3:00PM EST

Do you have a question you would like to ask our CHLOREP® Team Members? If so, register here for our upcoming webinar. Once you are registered please follow the survey link on the registration page to submit your questions by September 5.

Before submitting your questions we encourage you to review our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to see if your question may already be answered on our website.

Prior to joining this webinar we recommend that you watch the Chlorine Institute’s two awareness-level training videos that provide information on the chemical and physical properties of chlorine and chlorine emergency response. Access both videos here


CI Training Tank Car (MCVX 1017) & Flat Car (MCVX 10172)

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 info@cl2.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:

  • Three discussion modules
  • Local discussion with guided questions facilitated by an on-site facilitator.
  • Brief-outs from each participating location after each module.

To Apply: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov, 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 fema-emi-iemb@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-1381.

Click here for more information regarding the upcoming VTTX.


Regional Hazmat Exercise 2018 Richmond, VA
Regional Hazmat Exercise 2018
Richmond, VA


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.

Controller/Evaluator Handbook

Exercise Evaluation Guides (EEGs):

Participant Feedback Form

After Action Report (AAR) Template