Flashcards in OG 6.16 Railroad Response Deck (65):
What are the two written resources PF&R uses to assess railroad hazmat incidents?
DOT Emergency Response Guidebook
PF&R's HAZMAT Response Plan
What are the two major railroad lines in service in Portland?
Burlington Northern/Santa Fe
You should report all emergencies including what four things that are on or near railroad tracks?
If there is an emergency near railroad tracks, how many tracks should be shutdown?
All of the tracks near the emergency.
What two things can you use as reference points for your location near railroad tracks?
Railroad– Highway crossings
Railroad milepost locations
You should always park your vehicle at least how many feet back from the edge of the track?
If it is necessary to climb on rail equipment, remember to maintain what at all times?
Three points of contact
What about rails should you note at all Railroad derailments?
Bent or stressed rail can suddenly move and lash out
You should never crawl under a railroad car. Where should you cross?
Over the coupler between cars
A modern rail locomotive weighs in excess of ____ tons when fueled and ready for operation?
A 6 axle locomotive is approximately how many feet long, and how many feet high?
70 feet long, 16 feet high
The diesel fuel tank capacity on a locomotive varies from _____ to ______ gallons.
2000 - 5000
What are the two locations with an "emergency fuel cut off" button (large red button) on a locomotive?
1. Side frame above the fuel tank
2. inside on the back wall of the cab
The best response for firefighting on a locomotive is to do what three things?
1. Shut off the fuel
2. kill the engines
3. Open the battery knife switch marked "battery switch"
If the fire continues inside a locomotive after you have taken every procedure to stop it, what type of extinguisher should you use to extinguish?
Dry chemical extinguisher
There are two types of fires that you cannot put out on a locomotive, you can only isolate and wait for the fire to consume itself, what two types of fires are those?
1. Crankcase explosion
2. Turbo fire
On freight and passenger locomotives, they are equipped with air pressure lines and electrical connections in a series, what style cable connections are these?
27 pin style
On a freight or passenger locomotive, Who is allowed to shutdown the electrical system?
Engineer in the cab
On the freight and passenger locomotive, electrical current may still exist after electricity has been shutdown due to what?
Onboard battery backup system
Locomotives designed for passenger service typically produce a _____ volt power supply to supply electrical service to cars.
At all Railroad incidents, the contact person for emergency responders should be who?
The train conductor
The control and movement of a train is under the authority of who?
When emergency responders arrive on scene, the conductor should give you two forms of documentation, what are those?
1. Train documents
2. Passenger manifests
The Amtrak Talgo Passenger commuter operates from where?
Eugene, OR to Vancouver B.C., Canada
The Amtrak Superliner operates where?
The Talgo train is a one level train that contains NO provisions for ______ or _______ services.
Sleeping or Overnight
On the Talgo train, passengers can walk the length of the train except what three areas?
1. Baggage car area
2. Power car
3. Control cab
On the Talgo train, can cars be uncoupled?
No, only the locomotive portion.
The Talgo train has on onboard Diesel generator with approximately _____ gallons of diesel fuel. This generator must be manually started.
On the Talgo train, what two people will be your greatest asset?
Who is the contact person with the passenger manifests for all Amtrak trains?
The Federal Railroad Administrations Title ___ provides and clarifies information regarding emergency preparedness equipment.
Amtrak passenger evacuation guide steps:
1. Move to the next car, back or forward in an Emergency
2. Exit through side entry/exit doors
3. Use emergency window exit
What is the best way to remove passengers from a Railcar due to tool breakage and failure.
Emergency exits and windows
What is usually the best tool for accessing patients and victims at derailments?
Simply inserting a _______ _______ _______ _______ into the exterior rubber window gasket or molding and removing the window may produce the fastest results for rescue on Amtrak Talgo trains.
Standard blade large screwdriver
Trapped but ambulatory persons on the Talgo train can be instructed to pull what to remove the window?
Red ring or handle at the emergency window exit
How much does an Talgo Amtrak window usually weigh?
77 pounds and can be broken with a pick headed axe at marked locations
The exterior passenger entry/exit doors have several very secure locking points and hardware. In this case, which doors should be forced?
1. The end door at the locomotive
2. Control car cab
Interior doors between cars have what type of glass?
Exterior car skin and supporting members may have to be cut at the window locations for victims access, what two tools can use to make a window cut on a Talgo train?
Rotary saws with metal cutting blades require what to be in place prior to cutting operations through windows?
Charged hose lines
On an Amtrak Talgo train, You should always avoid cutting what area?
Center portion of the car top (electrical and high pressure air lines for brakes)
The center portion of the car top on an Amtrak Talgo train carries electrical lines at what voltages?
You should avoid cutting near the corners of an Amtrak Talgo train to avoid what?
What type of Amtrak train is a two-story design with sleeping quarters?
On the Amtrak Superliner, passengers can walk the length of the train on what level?
Emergency power on the Amtrak superliner is derived from onboard ____ ____ Storage batteries.
Superliner dining cars are equipped with what three pieces of equipment?
3. Heating equipment
Which cars can be uncoupled from a superliner?
Superliner Amtrak train cars are designed to withstand speeds of _____ mph.
On a Superliner, what tools should you use to open or force entry in end doors?
What might be the most important tool to perform rescue on a superliner?
Ground ladders, so you can reach upper decks.
What are the two type of freight cars?
Insulated box cars and refrigerated cars
Refrigerated freight cars contain the diesel fuel tank with approximately ____ gallon diesel supply.
What is a good way to identify non-insulated freight boxcars?
Car door sits on the outside, Proud of the cars side.
Newer insulated Freight cars may have the ____ style door that is flush with the exterior of the car to give a smooth surface appearance.
When fighting fire on a freightcar, You should wet down the outside and look for what?
Insulated car tops normally consist of __" to __" steel skin and ___" of insulating material.The finish material inside the car is normally __" plywood.
1/8" to 3/16" Skin
4 inches insulation
You should cut at least how deep to reach the interior of a freightcar?
When fighting a fire in a freightcar, it is suggested to wait how long before opening the car door to reach materials inside?
One hour to reach deep-seated fires
What is the weak spot in freight car construction?
To successfully suppress a fire in a freightcar where should you access to fight fire?
Use a hole placed high up on the sidewall of the car.
To turn off a generator or compressor that may be on fire on a freight car you can do what two things?
1. switch the button to the "off" position.
2.pull out on the "T style" handle