First responders provide the first line of defense for nearly all critical infrastructure sectors and the general public during natural disasters and other physical emergencies.
Death from heroin or opioid overdose has become one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. according to the CDC. While heroin addiction has grown in the past decade, prescription-opioid addiction has soared, contributing to the increase in heroin use.
The IAB recently adopted a new publication titled Training Trigger: Crude Oil Rail Shipment. This document looks at the shipment of crude oil by rail and the derailments and incidents involving trains carrying this hazardous materials. The paper provides fast facts on the topic as well as recommendations for agencies who respond to crude oil derailments.