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Railroad Day of Training: RR101 & Responding to Rail Emergencies

Training Event


1040 W High St
Lexington KY 40508

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Training includes:

  • Hands-on workshops and classroom instruction
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event
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Attendee Level

  • Hazmat technician/specialist
  • First responders
  • Anyone interested in learning more about this topic
  • Basic/Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Toxic gases
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Flammable gases
  • Hazmat
  • Rail Safety
  • Tank Car Anatomy
  • Leak Mitigation & Capping Kits
  • Emergency Response
  • Air Monitoring
  • Locomotives


Railroad 101:

  • Introduction to Railroad Ops.
  • Safety Around the Railroad
  • Rail Car ID & Tank Car Anatomy
  • Locomotive Components
  • Rail Shipping Documents
  • Railroad Emergency Procedures

Responding to Railroad Emergencies:

  • D.E.C.I.D.E. Process
  • Site Assessment & Safety
  • Response Objectives & Tactics
  • Develop & Execute the Plan
  • Offensive Tactics Instruction


Important Details

Required Safety Gear: Enter all required safety gear {e.g. Safety vest, hard hat, 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 {TIME} 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


Jon Simpson
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Mobile  5022694087
Jon Simpson
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Mobile  5022694087

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