CSX's Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program, with rolling classrooms and specialized hands-on training, has taken to the rails on an expanded first responder training initiative. The train will travel over much of the company's crude oil service territory over the next several months.
The company's enhanced training program offers fire fighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and other first responders insights on how rail cars work and how to deal with rail incidents. CSX's first responder training already reaches hundreds of emergency personnel each year.
The CSX Safety Train is comprised of a locomotive, four tank cars, one flat car equipped with a variety of tank car valves and fittings, two classroom cars and a caboose. CSX hazardous material specialists lead training sessions with specific instruction on how crude oil is shipped. The train and instruction helps strengthen CSX's partnership with first responders and provide a higher state of emergency readiness.