Local Hazmat Professionals Get Specialized Hands-on Training for Crude Oil Trains at Railroad Industry’s National Research Center in Pueblo, CO

PUEBLO, Colo.--()--Local emergency responders from 12 states are attending a three-day, hands-on field training exercise that will give them specialized training for managing incidents related to crude trains. This one-of-a-kind training is being conducted at the railroad industry’s private training and research center in Pueblo, Colo. BNSF Railway is underwriting the travel and training expenses for more than 700 first responders for the 2014 training season to help ensure first responders are well-equipped to address the unique characteristics associated with the movement of crude-by-rail in the communities it services. The three-day classes started in July and will continue through December.

The railway is distributing via satellite feed at 4:00 p.m. MDT on Friday, Aug. 1, raw footage and interviews from one of the first training sessions this season. The raw footage will include training for techniques specific to a crude oil incident, a demonstration of foam application and hazmat professionals in the classroom.

Emergency responders from around the country arrived at the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) earlier this week to learn from the three-day, hands-on field training with an emergency exercise specialized for railroads.

 
The satellite coordinates are as follows:
 

HD Path

Satellite: Galaxy 17
Transponder: 20 Lower
Bandwidth: 18 MHz
Orbital Position: 91 Degrees West
Uplink Freq: 14391 MHz (H)
Downlink Freq: 12091 MHz (V)
Symbol Rate: 13.235
Data Rate: 18.2958
FEC: ¾
Format: 1080i
Modulation: MPEG2 - DVBS – QPSK
SNG EIC Bob Schuessler 970-618-7121
 
 
 

SD Path

Satellite: Galaxy 17
Transponder: 20
Slot H
Bandwidth: 6 MHz
Orbital Position: 91 Degrees West
Uplink Freq: 14403 MHz (H)
Downlink Freq: 12103 MHz (V)
Symbol Rate: 3.978723
Data Rate: 5.5
FEC: ¾
Format: SD
Modulation: MPEG2 - DVBS - QPSK
SNG EIC Bob Schuessler 970-618-7121
 

BNSF’s satellite window is 60 minutes and the material will repeat after it runs the first time.

In addition to the TTCI training BNSF is providing this year, BNSF has long trained first responders through community hazmat training sessions. Since 1996, BNSF hazmat professionals trained more than 65,000 local first responders in communities along the railroad’s 32,500-mile network in 28 states.

About BNSF

BNSF Railway is one of North America's leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain, and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF's shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. Learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.

Contacts

BNSF Railway
Roxanne Butler, 817-894-5420
Roxanne.butler@bnsf.com

Release Summary

BNSF Railway underwrites specialized training for more than 700 community first responders.

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Contacts

BNSF Railway
Roxanne Butler, 817-894-5420
Roxanne.butler@bnsf.com