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 FREE 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 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
Richmond, VA April 10 April 11
Pittsburgh, PA May 15 May 16 May 16
(Evening Session)
May 17
St. John's, NL (Canada) May 23
Grand Falls Windsor, NL (Canada) May 25
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

September 12
(Evening Session)

September 13
Los Angeles County, CA October 22 October 23
Eugene, OR December 6 December 6
(Evening Session)
December 7



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.