Monday, July 21, 2014
The Minoa Fire Department in cooperation with the Town of Manlius Fire Training Committee hosts the "Rail Safety for Emergency Responders" training at the Fayetteville Fire Station. Members from around Onondaga County - Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement agencies attended a 4 hour classroom training course focused on Emergency Responder Safety at Rail Road Incidents. The training was provided free of cost by Operation Lifesaver Inc.
Rail Safety for Emergency Responders (RSER)
Operation Lifesaver's classroom course, Rail Safety for Emergency Responders (RSER), is available nationally for training emergency response professionals including fire, EMS, emergency management agencies, military and homeland security personnel. The program teaches first responders the key safety elements involved when they work around dangers inherent in a railroad environment. Our RSER course provides emergency responders with information critical for railroad incident response including: Safe response; knowledge of railroad electrical, fuel and air systems; hazardous materials; identifying rolling stock; pinch points; stopping a train; high/low pressure tank cars, and other on-scene dangers. For more information on requesting a class visit: http://oli.org/training/emergency-responders.
The day class had approximately 20 students. The evening class had 60 students!!! Great job everyone!