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New Training Announcement: New England Rail Safety Training and Exercise

 

October 1, 2012

 

What is the New England Rail Safety Course This course is designed to provide emergency responders critical information to prepare them for responding to a passenger railroad incident, including: safe response; knowledge of railroad electrical, fuel, and air systems; pinch points; stopping a train in the event of an emergency; as well as other on-scene dangers. In addition, the course will cover locomotive emergency response operations, approaching the scene, entering a locomotive, and proper extrication techniques. It also brings a clearer understanding of the challenges associated with a railroad related response and post-incident investigation.

The hands-on practical training consists of hands-on scenarios utilizing Amtrak passenger equipment and will take place at the Amtrak Passenger Terminal, 100 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, Maine. Minimum personal protective equipment for this session of training must include safety glasses, gloves, and work boots with a defined heel. Fire personnel are requested to bring Structural PPE. Please dress accordingly, no shorts, sleeveless shirts or soft-soled shoes.

This NERSE training is being offered by the host fire department and local fire departments who may serve as mutual aid, and by the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, PanAm Rail, and the Cumberland County EMA.

Classroom Portion (only need to attend 1):

Topsham Fire Department October 15, 2012 1300hrs-1630hrs

Topsham Fire Department October 15, 2012 1800hrs-2130hrs

Freeport Fire Department October 16, 2012 0830hrs-1200hrs

Freeport Fire Department October 16, 2012 1800hrs-2130hrs

Falmouth Fire Department October 17, 2012 0830hrs-1200hrs

Falmouth Fire Department October 17, 2012 1800hrs-2130hrs

Field Portion (Only need to attend 1)

Amtrak, Portland Maine

October 27,2012 0800hrs-1200hrs October 27,2012 1300hrs-1700hrs

To register, please email feeney@cumberlandcounty.org for a registration form.

 

Contact:

David Feeney, Cumberland County EMA
207-892-6785
feeney@cumberlandcounty.org

 

Last update: 07/20/10