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Norfolk Southern Rail Response Training Center

Training Event


13401 OH-4
Bellevue OH 44811

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Norfolk Southern welcomes first responders to Bellevue, OH for our regional response training for response to rail incidents.  Responders will receive 8 hr. training sessions covering a wide array of topics related to safety & tactical response for rail emergencies.

Attendee Level

  • Hazmat technician/specialist
  • First responders
  • Basic/Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Safety Around the Railroad
  • Understanding Rail Shipping Documents
  • Tank Car Identification & Assessment
  • Tank Car Valves & Fittings
  • Locomotive Emergencies
  • Responding to Railroad Emergencies
  • AskRail Mobile App
  • Response Strategies & Tactics


Classes will be a mix of classroom and hands on training using Norfolk Southern's Safety Train


Important Details

Required Safety Gear: 

  • Participants should bring sturdy leather work boots with a defined heel.
  • No open-toe footwear permitted.
  • Bring additional PPE as required by your employer.


  • Norfolk Southern Corporation


Jon Simpson
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Mobile  5022694087
Brian Shanks
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Phone  (574) 229-2868