Wednesday, August 19, 2009
TRANSCAER, a public-private partnership for assisting communities to prepare for and respond to possible hazardous materials transportation incidents, recently published the second issue of their TRANSCAER Today newsletter. The newsletter highlights the continuing efforts of TRANSCAER to provide emergency response training for local first responders, teaching them the appropriate ways to deal with a variety of railroad related chemical incidents. The summer 2009 issue looks at recent training tours in the Dakotas, Missouri, and California. It also provides a listing of future training sites including ethanol specific and chlorine specific training to be conducted over the coming months. Anyone interested in emergency response training related to chemical railcar incidents should get a copy of the free newsletter.