Emergency Response & Technical Training Services ( ERTT )

Tanker Truck Specialist Training


This course focuses on design and construction of MC 306 series cargo tanks. Students will practice various transfer methods including drilling and transferring an overturned MC 306. Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion from the Orange County Fire Training Center. This course is a combination of classroom and field exercises.

  • Introduction to flammable liquid cargo tanks MC 306/DOT 406
  • Damage Assessment
  • Stabilization
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Drilling and Clamping
  • Transfer
  • Up Righting Cargo Tanks

Individuals attending this course are required to have attended a certified 40-hour HAZWOPER or HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN course. This course meets and exceeds the standards set by OSHA 1910.120 (q) (6) (IV), NFPA 472, & EPA requirements for Tank Truck Specialist.

Students must also be physically capable of wearing SCBA and possess current medical clearance for SCBA use. Students not possessing this prerequisite will not be allowed to participate for their own safety. All students are required to bring PPE (firefighter turn-outs), including SCBA and (1) spare cylinder.

Course hours: 24

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