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Amtrak Passenger Train Emergency Response

Location

Howe Springs Fire Department 4395 Irby St
Florence SC 29505

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Sessions

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Overview

Training includes:

  • classroom instruction
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event

Attendee Level

 

  • First responders
  • Basic/Introduction
  • Intermediate

Event Focus

Featured topics:

This 4-hour classroom course provides the following orientation:

  • Overview of railroad operations in general; passenger train operations in particular
  • Railroad right-of-way safety precautions
  • Emergency contact number Equipment familiarization
  • Passenger car construction
  • Passenger evacuation
  • Forcible entry & extrication
  • Locomotive propulsion systems
  • Train crew orientation
  • Hazards: electrical & pneumatic and others
  • On-board emergency equipment
  • Location & use of emergency exit windows & doors
  • Search & rescue and fire suppression
  • Typical train consists and passenger loads
  • Hazardous materials
  • Grade crossing accidents & trespassing on railroad property
  • Bridges & tunnels

 

Description

Classroom Sessions

Session 1: This 4-hour classroom course provides the following orientation:

  • Overview of railroad operations in general; passenger train operations in particular
  • Railroad right-of-way safety precautions
  • Emergency contact number Equipment familiarization
  • Passenger car construction
  • Passenger evacuation
  • Forcible entry & extrication
  • Locomotive propulsion systems
  • Train crew orientation
  • Hazards: electrical & pneumatic and others
  • On-board emergency equipment
  • Location & use of emergency exit windows & doors
  • Search & rescue and fire suppression
  • Typical train consists and passenger loads
  • Hazardous materials
  • Grade crossing accidents & trespassing on railroad property
  • Bridges & tunnels

Important Details

Be at the site on time. 

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.

Contacts

Steve Coffin
Homeland Security Office - State Law Enforcement Division
Phone  803-896-4602
Mobile  803-995-0259
jcoffin@sled.sc.gov