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Railroad 101 presented by Norfolk Southern HazMat


6751 Hwy 78
Heflin AL 36264

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RESCHEDULED CLASS!!!! Please see updated information!!

Training includes:

  • This 4 hour program is designed for all emergency responders including Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Emergency Managers, Dispatchers to give a better understanding of incidents along the railroad right of way.

Attendee Level

  • All First Responder Agencies
  • Anyone interested in learning more about this topic

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Safety On Railroad Property
  • Rail Equipment Identification
  • Rail Tank Cars
  • Incident Response Procedures
  • Working with Railroad Officials
  • AskRail Mobile App
  • Rail Shipping Documents


Classroom Session:

The program starts with and introduction to Railroad Safety and builds on basic concepts of protection of the responder while operating in the railroad right of way.

The program expands the knowledge of the attendee so that there is a clear understanding of railroad terminology, railroad response and actions and assists the responder in identifying types of equipment. Additionally the program will cover the railroads paperwork and the tools available to responders that will assist during an incident.

Important Details

There is no safety equipment needed for this program as it will be classroom only.

Registration will remain open until after the event. Walk-ins are welcome to register on-site at the training event, however we strongly encourage pre-registration.

Once class is complete, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.


  • Norfolk Southern Corporation


Cristofer Burch
Norfolk Southern Corporation

Norfolk Southern Corporation
1400 Norfolk Southern Dr
Birmingham AL 35210

Mobile  217-420-0139