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Railroad 101: Emergency response training

                             Saturday Feb. 8th 2014 / Saturday Mar. 8th 2014

"Everything you always wanted to know about the railroad but didn't know who to ask"

The Eastern Illinois Mutual Aid Association (MABAS 37) is hosting a Railroad Emergency Training Class, sponsored by Canadian National Railroad.

NO COST FOR THIS TRAINING

This training is for anyone in the emergency services that would be involved with response to a railroad emergency, FIRE - POLICE - EMS – ESDA - DISPATCHERS.

The first phase of the program will be classroom, and will last @ 3 hours, and will be in Crescent City, at the Community Building. The second phase of the training will last @ 7 hours, and will be hands on with CN personnel, and their "Training Train", this training will be at the Gilman "CN Railroad depot."

All personnel must sign in at Gilman Fire station on March 8th.

Attendance is REQUIRED for both phases of the program
February 8th, 2014 Classroom Training – Crescent City Community Bld. –8A – Noon

Registration will open at 7:30. Doughnuts and Coffee provided.

March 8th, 2014 Hands on Training 8A - 4 PM

Registration will open at 7:00 am, Gilman Fire Station
Lunch Provided NOON Saturday by EIMA at the Gilman Fire Station.

About the Program....

CN Railroad has a "Training Simulator" which consists of a Locomotive, and pressurized vessels. Anthony Ippolito, Dangerous Goods Officer, CN Network Operations, will instruct the class and have multiple other instructors for the hands on segment of the training. This is going to be a close up look at the locomotive, and all of the different types of liquid (haz-mat) transportation vessels. The Kankakee MABAS 7 Haz-Mat team is scheduled to attend both classes, to explain protocol, and operational procedures. Training day hopefully they are able to bring down their response team and equipment.

Street clothes for classroom segment, Firefighters need PPE's for training day.

Bringing all divisions of emergency services together for this training will help us to mitigate these types of emergencies in a timely and professional manner.
Available spots for the training are limited, and pre-registration is a must.

Reservations can be made by contacting Danforth Chief Jason Brown at Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-383-4609.