Lynden Training CenterHazardous Materials Training


About Lynden Training Center

Providing training in hazardous materials transportation, emergency response, Incident Management, hazardous waste, work place safety, and equipment operation, the Lynden Training Center, a division of Alaska West Express, is 'the hands-on training facility.'

There is a continued demand for qualified and competent employees in the industry that are competent in hazardous materials transportation, hazardous waste operations, emergency management and emergency response. Our goal is to provide focused, intensive, professional development courses using hands-on training methodology to meet these needs. Classroom instruction followed by exercises and drills utilizing personal protective equipment in simulated response situations will significantly improve your skills and safety performance.

The Lynden Training Center uses course materials which meet or exceed emergency management, emergency response, environmental, safety and health law, statutes, regulations and standards.

Customized training courses, drills, exercises, safety & health procedure development, and onsite professional safety and contingency planning services are also available.


The only facility in Alaska offering hazardous materials training for transportation and emergency response that specializes in classroom instruction coupled with hands-on training for the serious student is the Lynden Training Center. A division of Alaska West Express, Inc., the Lynden Training Center specializes in competency based; "hands-on" experience for hazardous materials training in transportation, emergency response, work place safety, hazardous waste operations, and equipment operations. In 1995, Alaska West established the Lynden Training Center as a customer based hazmat training for transportation built on the concept that students learn best through activity.

Our courses follow current General Safety and Industrial Hygiene practices to increase your personnel's knowledge and awareness associated with their work responsibilities. Our professional instructors, comprehensive training programs, extensive training props, and facilities meet or exceed the requirements of both state and federal regulations enforced by the Occupational Safety and health administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S.DOT). We also follow non-mandatory standards established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

We believe the combined use of classroom instruction and hands-on experience will significantly improve the overall skills and safety performance of you and your personnel. Our emphasis on safety, health, emergency management and emergency action and response procedures will result in decreased work-related injuries and illnesses. Increased awareness of health and safety issues will be achieved through instruction on the proper use of personal protective equipment, procedures, available resources, industry best practices, and the containment and control of potentially hazardous incidents.

Our training facility has a railroad siding with a variety of rolling stock. The specially designed roll-over MC306 tanker built by Alaska West is configured to offer a multitude of possible training configurations. To round out our fleet of rolling stock we have an MC307, MC312, intermodal tanks, intermediate tank, 50 and 30-gallon tanks as training props. Our facility also includes a large truck turnaround area to facilitate a variety of highway tank trucks for viewing and/or inspection. Our confined space rescue module has several different configurations which can be adapted to the students' needs based on their job duties and facility exposures.

Safety of the student is always of paramount importance, as such instructors are on-scene at all times to coach the students' efforts and to halt any unsafe work practices and turn them into learning experiences.

Our dedicated professionals at the Lynden Training Center provide standard and customized competency based, hands-on training services to complement your programs. The Center was developed to meet all of your training needs for hazardous materials transportation, emergency response, work place safety, hazardous waste operations, and Mining Safety and Health. Our programs are designed to provide premium services offering you and your organization effective results.

Alaska West Express, Inc.

Alaska West Express, Inc. is an Alaska based trucking company offering truckload service in Alaska since 1978. Transport services offered by the company include transport of bulk liquids such as petroleum products and chemicals in standard and specialized tank trailers and intermodal tanks, transport of dry bulk products in pneumatic bulkers, and movement of oil field and construction equipment on flatbeds, lowboys, and other special equipment. Our commitment to you is to focus on the safe handling of liquid and dry bulk products, including petroleum products, hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals, drilling and pipeline products and supplies, and certain hazardous wastes. Alaska West's emphasis in the last five years has been to update its equipment fleet and to construct state-of-the-art facilities for transfer and handling of hazardous materials, tank cleaning, wastewater treatment, cargo tank repair, and spill response. The company's stated goal is to offer quality services for liquid and dry bulk transportation in a safe and environmentally sound operation.

Alaska West Express wants to be seen as a safe, reliable, and responsible carrier, not only by our customers but by regulatory and law enforcement agencies, our competition, and by the public at large. To our customers, Alaska West should be perceived as a leader in innovative ideas and equipment, safety, and environmental protection. We want to be known for our open communications and sincere efforts to provide premium services at a fair price.

Professional Affiliations

  • Alaska Fire Standards Council (AFSC)
  • State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough Hazardous Materials Response Team
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Evergreen Safety Council (ESC)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • American Trucking Association (ATA)
  • Alaska Trucking Association (ATA)
  • National Safety Council (NSC)
  • National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC)
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough All Hazards Planning Committee
  • American Red Cross (ARC)
  • ASIS International
  • International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
  • Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)
  • Alaska Statewide Hazardous Materials Working Group
About Lynden Training Center