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Intermodal Container Emergencies



Intermodal Container Emergencies, Second Edition is designed to provide public safety and industry emergency response personnel with the background information, general procedures, and response guidelines to be followed when operating at an incident involving intermodal containers. This information will assist the user in meeting the knowledge requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chapter 7—Hazardous Materials Technician, and certain sections will also meet the intent of NFPA 472, Chapter 14—Hazardous Materials Technician with an Intermodal Tank Specialty.

The terminology used throughout this text is based on the terms adopted by the United Nations, Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods—Model Recommendations, Nineteenth Edition, New York and Geneva.

Intermodal Container Emergencies, Second Edition contains comprehensive content covering:

  • Intermodal container design and construction features
  • Purpose of an intermodal container
  • Codes, standards, and regulations related to intermodal containers
  • Marking systems and hazardous materials placards
  • Intermodal freight containers
  • Non-pressure intermodal tank containers
  • Intermodal tank containers for gases
  • Railroad, marine, and fixed facility operations
  • Response to incidents involving intermodal containers
  • Uprighting, product removal, and transfer operations
  • Safety guidelines for transfer operations

Intermodal Container Emergencies, Second Edition features include:

  • Knowledge objectives correlated to NFPA 472, Chapter 14—Hazardous Materials Technician with an Intermodal Tank Specialty
  • Heavily illustrated to show the inner workings of the highway, railroad, and marine operations and transportation.


  • Chapter_1  Introduction
  • Chapter_2  Codes, Standards, and Regulations
  • Chapter_3  Intermodal Container Marking Systems and Hazardous Materials Placards
  • Chapter_4  Intermodal Freight Containers
  • Chapter_5  Non-Pressure Intermodal Tank Containers
  • Chapter_6  Intermodal Tank Containers for Gases
  • Chapter_7  Intermodal Container Operations
  • Chapter_8  Emergency Response
  • Chapter_9  Uprighting, Product Removal, and Transfer Operations


About the Author

Greg Noll and Mike Hildebrand have more than 40 years of experience in industry and government. They have served as firefighters, hazardous materials technicians, incident commanders, and instructors.

Greg and Mike are the co-founders of Hildebrand and Noll Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in emergency planning and response. Their experience and expertise include hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, and operations security (OPSEC). They are both Certified Safety Professionals and serve on the NFPA 472 Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response.

In addition, they are recipients of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) John M. Eversole Lifetime Achievement Award for their leadership and contributions to further enhance the hazardous materials emergency response profession.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 8.4 × 0.4 × 10.7 in
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