Rail Safety for Emergency Responders

Rail Safety for Emergency Responders

This workshop is designed as an informational program to expose all emergency service agencies that have the potential to respond to emergencies involving railroad equipment and property. These emergencies involve collisions between trains and cars or pedestrians, as well as rail carrier disasters, such as derailments. This course will provide information on safety issues, how to work with a railroad when the emergency is on their property, familiarization of equipment and paperwork. Most importantly, this workshop stresses safety for emergency personnel, both as we respond to emergencies on a daily basis crossing railroad tracks in our own districts and mutual aid districts, and the safety of our personnel as we work on or near the tracks and railroad equipment.