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Norfolk Southern Safety Train: Railroad 101

Training Event


8111 Nelson Rd
Ft. Wayne IN 46803

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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
  • Evening Courses for Volunteer Responders

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 
  • Rail Safety
  • Emergency Response
  • Locomotives


Single Evening Session provided for Volunteers and their schedules for training, non-volunteers can attend.

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. 

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


Brian Shanks
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Phone  (574) 229-2868
Brian Shanks
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Phone  (574) 229-2868