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Railroad Emergencies Training

Training Event


1000 S. Van Dorn St
Alexandria VA 22304

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Training includes:

  • Safety around the railroad
  • Understanding rail shipping documents
  • Rail car and tank car identification
  • Tank car valves & fittings
  • Locomotive emergencies
  • Railroad emeregncy procedures
  • Ask Rail mobile app.

Attendee Level

  • Advanced emergency responders
  • Fire dept. command personnel
  • Haz Mat Technician
  • EMA personnel

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Safety in the railroad environment
  • Site assessment
  • Tank Car Types
  • Deraiment senario
  • Locomotives


Classroom Sessions

Session 1:  Learn about railroad safety, operations, and hazards. Rail hazmat safety and car types, hazard communications and emergency response procedures are reviewed.

Field Exercises

Walk around and through a locomotive to learn emergency shutdown procedures, battery locations, electrical hazards, etc. 

Learn about the anatomy of general service and pressure tank car including protective housings, valves and fittings, truck components, safety appliances, jacket, shell and head protection, placards, and markings.

 Climb on a flat car equipped with all valves, fittings, and protective housings that could be found on tank cars and review their use, appearance, location, and repair techniques.


Important Details

Required Safety Gear: Sturdy leather work boots with a defined heal.  All other PPE as mat be required by your employer. 

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 8:45am 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


David Patten
Norfolk Southern Corporation

1120 W. Washington St.
Greenville SC 29601

Phone  4049852820
Mobile  4049852820