First responders receive training for emergencies involving trains

NOW: First responders receive training for emergencies involving trains

ELKHART, Ind. -- Norfolk Southern Railroad hosted a training session on Tuesday to teach first responders about how they can safely work and maneuver around during emergencies that involve trains.

In the event of an emergency scenario involving a train, the first responders in attendance will have a better approach on how to manage cargo containing hazardous materials and how to efficiently navigate around a train.

"Anything is possible of what you're going to run into on the roads. It could be by semi, it could be by vehicle these days, it could be by railcar. There is a possibility of anything. Some of the chemicals out there are just too hazardous to be able to contain,” said Michael Graham, Chief of the Cleveland Township Fire Department.

More first responder departments from across Michiana are expected to be in attendance for this training opportunity over the next five sessions Norfolk Southern Railroad is hosting.

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