Advanced Passenger Rail Rescue

TNG24P - 40.00 Hours


  • Details
    1/14/2019 - 1/18/2019
    College Station TX
    FP  TNG24P  4
  • Details
    5/6/2019 - 5/10/2019
    College Station TX
    FP  TNG24P  5

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.


This course builds on the Passenger Rail Rescue (TNG 23P) course and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform advanced search and rescue operations at a passenger train or commuter train disaster in a contaminated or CBRNE environment.

Participants will have significant hands-on skill scenarios in the Transportation Disaster Training Area (TDTA) located at Disaster City® in College Station, Texas. The TDTA contains a seven-car Amtrak passenger car derailment. Participants have an opportunity to learn multiple advanced rescue techniques that are unique to passenger rail disasters.

The course is five days long with eight-hours of training each day, for a total of 40 hours.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be issued a TEEX Certificate of Completion. Participants not able to complete all portions of this course will be issued a TEEX Certificate of Attendance.


Passenger Rail Rescue (TNG23P)


Due to the strenuous nature of search and rescue activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in these courses.


Enhanced Operations in the Contaminated Environment+Management of Personnel +Establishing Control Zones +Search and Rescue Operations+Decontamination of Passengers and Responders+Case Studies of CBRNE Passenger Rail Incidents+Multiple Day and Night Rescue Scenarios in the Contaminated Environment

Suggested Audience

This course has been developed for city, state, and federal responders. Emergency responders from municipal agencies tasked with responding to passenger rail incidents.

Participants include emergency responders from the following disciplines/services:

  • Fire Service (FS)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Law Enforcement (LE)
  • State or City Transit System Responders

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

    Other Information

    Travel and Personal Protective Equipment

    Participants should plan travel to arrive the night before classes begin. The course delivery is at Disaster City® in College Station, Texas. Responders that will be training on the rubble pile or inside of structures at Disaster City® are required to bring the following items to the course:

    • Helmet, must be ANSI rated Z89.1-Type 1 with headlamp
    • Steel toe safety boots, must be ANSI Z41 PT99 M1/75 C/75
    • Eye protection, must be ANSI Z87.1
    • Work gloves (leather or extrication gloves)
    • Standard work/duty clothing including long-sleeve shirts for every day of class
    • Raingear suitable for search and rescue operations. Class exercises are conducted in rain or shine.
    • Knee pads and elbow pads
    • Hand held flashlight and extra batteries

    Grant funding information

    Jurisdictions that receive Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding from their State Administrative Agency (SAA) (e.g. Urban Area Security Initiatives [UASI], State Homeland Security Program [SHSP], etc.) may be able to utilize those funds to pay for TEEX/ESTI courses. Since states have varying processes and procedures for utilizing grant funds to take training, the best resource will be your city or county administrator or comptroller for homeland security grant funding.

    Technical assistance

    Jurisdictions requiring assistance in establishing regional search and rescue capabilities in the areas of Structural Collapse, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) response, and Water Rescue are encouraged to contact the TEEX/ESTI Rescue Program.

    Contact Information

    Phone: 9794585636 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900
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