Locomotive Emergency Response Training

Railroads are a relatively safe medium of transportation. However, this infrequency, while desirable, has the side effect of limiting the exposure fire rescue crews have to locomotives and train accidents. Most first responders will spend their whole careers never setting foot on a locomotive, much less responding to a train accident. First responders and fire rescue personnel are not afforded an opportunity to interact with locomotives, to study them and to put fire rescue techniques into practice. When an accident occurs, the impact is much more severe than a typical motor vehicle accident and has the potential to easily overwhelm first responders. As such, preparatory trainings are critical to ensure the effective and safe response to the incident. The goal of this program was to develop an informational video for firefighters. The video covers pertinent and valuable information that firefighters need to respond to a call involving the railroad quickly, efficiently, and safely.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report; Technical Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01767969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FRA/ORD-21/12
  • Contract Numbers: DTFR53‐12‐D‐00003
  • Created Date: Mar 16 2021 12:30PM