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AMTRAK Passenger Train Emergency Response


740 Issaqueena Trail
Central SC 29630

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Training includes: Classroom

Attendee Level

First Responders - Firefighters, Emergency Medical Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Managers, Police & Fire Dispatchers, Coroners who may respond to or be involved in Amtrak emergencies: You’re invited to attend AMTRAK® Passenger Train Emergency Responder (PTER) training; a free emergency preparedness course to those in the Amtrak service area.

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Railroad Right-of-Way Safety
  • Passenger and Host Railroad Relationship
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Railroad Nomenclature Including how to Identify:
  • Railroad Switches, Mileposts, Signals, Crossings
  • Special Circumstances in Response to Passenger Train Incidents
  • Train Speeds
  • Passenger Train Crew Identification
  • Challenges of Extraction
  • Incident Command System for Railroad Incidents
  • Trespassing on Railroad Property
  • Pneumatic and Electrical Hazards
  • Train Equipment Design
  • Incident Response Pre-Planning


Amtrak Passenger Train Emergency Response (PTER) is an emergency preparedness course for professionals who may respond to an Amtrak emergency. This training complies with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulation 49 CFR 239.





Steve Coffin
Homeland Security Office - State Law Enforcement Division
Phone  803-896-4602
Mobile  803-995-0259