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Norfolk Southern Safety Train (Multiple Courses)

Training Event


404 S. Fry St.
Valdosta GA 31601

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Training includes:

  • Hands-on workshops, classroom instruction and live scenario-based training. 
  • Complimentary Lunch
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event. 
  • Multiple Training times and opportunities

Attendee Level

The training is for all levels of responders and administration that includes, but isn't limited to:

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Operations 
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Specialist 
  • Incident Commanders
  • First Responders
  • Emergency Management Operators
  • Training Coordinators and Instructors

Event Focus

  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Initial Response Considerations
  • Incident Command 
  • Toxic Gases
  • Corrosive Liquids
  • Flammable Gases
  • Rail Safety
  • Tank Car Anatomy
  • Leak Mitigation & Capping Kits
  • Emergency Response
  • Air Monitoring
  • Locomotives


Classroom Sessions:

These courses can be taken on their own or as a full day of training. The Railroad 101 course will be taught in the morning session and the afternoon session. This will allow for a shift friendly schedule and consistent information delivery. 

Railroad 101: This is an introduction to Railroad Emergencies. Learn about railroad operations, hazards, and safety rules. Rail Hazmat safety and emergency response procedures are reviewed and discussed. Tank Car and Rail Car identification procedures will be shown. Basic overviews of valves and fittings will be discussed, with hands-on opportunities. Other portions of the course will touch on:

  • The D.E.C.I.D.E. Process:
  • 9 Stages of a Hazmat Emergency
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Site Assessment & Safety
  • Tank Car/Container Assessment
  • Response Objectives & Tactics
  • Develop & Execute the Plan
  • Offensive Tactics
  • Tank Car Capping Kits


Important Details

Required Safety Gear: Safety Vest, Hard Hat / Fire Helmet, gloves, safety Glasses, long Pants, and Steel Toe or composite toe Boots.

Please advise the instructor(s) of any pre-existing medical condition(s) that may preclude you from participating in any field exercise. Stay hydrated and alert.

Be at the site by 8:30am for registration. Depending on registration and training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.

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.


  • Norfolk Southern Corporation


Elliott Austin
Norfolk Southern

650 W Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta GA 30308