Keynote Address - Casselton, ND Train Derailment
Speaker: Sheriff Paul Laney
Sheriff Laney was the Incident Commander for the Dec. 30, 2013 train derailment in Casselton, North Dakota. Most of Casselton was evacuated after a train carrying crude oil crashed into another train that had derailed. Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney from Fargo, North Dakota will be discussing the train derailment incident and the response and recovery as a whole.
2015 Cole Creek/Station Fire - Lessons Learned
Fire Chief Richard Ratcliff started his Firefighting career in 1986 with the Casper Mountain Volunteer Fire District and stayed with them until 1990. He worked for the BLM in the fire season 1988. In 1990 Chief Ratcliff was employed by the Natrona County Fire District as a Firefighter and worked his way up through the ranks.
Introduction to Mantracking
Mantracking is a vital part of Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue operations.
This course is an introduction to the basic sciences of tracking skills as applied to detecting, interpreting, and preserving and following sign of the passage of humans, weather be they are lost, missing or evasive. Tracking allows a searcher to use visible clues (sign) and combined with keen mind to locate someone or something.
Railroad Emergency Response & Hazardous Materials Awareness
BNSF RAILWAY in conjunction with TransCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is pleased to present a FREE railroad familiarization course for community emergency responders. The course is taught from a rail industry and hazardous materials perspective. This is to ensure that participants receive a better understanding of the hazardous materials regulations that apply to land transportation and in particular, to the railroad industry.