Emergency Responder's Guide

to Railroad Incidents

Greg A. Rhoads

SKU 9780965656566w      $30.00

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The first training manual on the entire scope of railroad emergencies addressing hazards, safe operating procedures, and resources responders can apply to incidents involving rail operations. Text reviews tank cars, top products transported by railroads, information on locomotives, basics of rail operations and pre-emergency planning for working with rail carriers.



1. Scope, Purpose and Objectives

2. U.S. Rail Operations

3. Response Safety Around Railroad Operations

4. Rail Incident Response—Initial Detection Clues

5. Railroad Equipment, Tank Cars and Freight Cars

6. Tank Car Damage Assessment

7. Product Handling Operations

8. Large Scale Incident Management


(2007) Red Hat Publishing, 226 pp.

ISBN 1-932235-11-6

GREG A. RHOADS has been actively involved with the fire service since 1977 as an emergency responder with local, state and private industry organizations. This experience has involved volunteer, career and federal response agencies and departments in multiple states.

Since 2001 he has been the President and CEO of Greg Rhoads & Associates, a full service Health, Safety and Environmental consulting firm specializing in fire protection and chemical safety systems for the chemical and transportation industries.

Greg holds a BS degree from the University of Maryland in Fire Protection and Industrial Safety and an MBA degree from Nova Southeastern University in Business Management. He has completed a wide variety of fire service, EMS and safety training programs. Greg holds professional certifications as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, Certified Safety Professional and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. He and his family live in Jacksonville, FL.

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