Video Training Materials for First Responders
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A free Educational Video Series

Responding to Fuel Transportation Emergencies


Are you prepared?

Tanker trailers are a critical link in our nation’s energy infrastructure. By transporting fuels from bulk storage facilities to the consumer market, this industry keeps our nation running – in more ways than one.

In total, more than 100,000 tankers transport nearly 400 million gallons EACH DAY. A vast majority of these deliveries are made without incident, but all emergency responders should be prepared to respond in the unlikely event of an emergency.

This free video training program presents the basic technical knowledge you need to know to efficiently – and safely – handle a response to tanker incidents. In this module, you’ll learn more about these vehicles, their safety features and their operation.

This series was produced for the benefit of first responders and is available at no cost.


Contact Us


Marathon Petroleum Company LP
539 S. Main St.
Findlay, Ohio 45840

(419) 421-2121

Topics Covered

Fuel Transportation Overview

Delivering transportation fuels is critical to our nation's infrastructure. While there are many safety features built into each fuel tranker, incidents can still happen. Learn what safety measures are in place and how these vehicles serve our nation's energy needs.

Firefighting Tactics

In many ways, a fuel transportation fire is no different than other fires, but there are many special precautions. Learn how to approach these emergencies with the same incident command practices you use for any other emergency.

Responding to a release

A release of transportation fuels can pose a great danger if not properly mitigated. Learn how to safely respond to a release and prevent sources of ignition.

Proper PPE

Get an overview of the personal protective equipment (PPE) you'll need to safely manage an emergency involving transportation fuels.

REsponding to an active fire

Transportation fuels may often require special firefighting techniques to properly extinguish. Learn how to size up a scene, approach the fire and how to manage your resources.

Training recommendations

Odds are that you will never face an emergency involving transportation fuels. If you do, be sure that it doesn't happen too long after your last training. You'll learn how to prepare your team and refresh their skills to stay prepared for the unexpected.


A liquid transport fire can be intimidating, but through proper preparation and adequate resources, these situations can be mitigated safely and efficiently.