Norfolk Southern Safety Train makes a visit to Bristol

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Educators talk with first responders about the transport hazardous materials by rail during a recent training event sponsored by Norfolk Southern in Bristol, Va.
Tishia Boggs
BRISTOL, Va. — Emergency personnel from southwest Virginia, northeast Tennessee, and eastern Kentucky took part in the first day of operation awareness and response classes at Norfolk Southern’s Bristol, Va., rail yard.

Launched in 2015, Operation Awareness and Response is a free program offered by NS to educate first responders and the community on the safe shipment of hazardous materials. The railroad has developed a detailed course in training first responders on how to safely handle equipment-identify commodities should the need arise, as well stressing the importance of effective communication with railroad officials during emergencies.

Registration is still open for additional classes this week.

More information is available online.

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