CSX Safety Train Stops in Erie

Published 07/17 2014 03:52PM

Updated 07/18 2014 02:48PM

July 17, 2014 - Local emergency crews had the chance today to learn how to respond to an accident on the rails.

About thirty first responders toured the CSX Safety Train, including firefighters, police officers and emergency technicians.

The safety train has a classroom and specialized equipment to teach first responders how rail cars work and how to deal with an accident on the tracks.

CSX hazardous material specialists led the training today, specifically talking about crude oil incidents.

The safety train is traveling across the country to provide the training, not just in Erie, but in other cities over the company’s crude oil territory.

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