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CSX introduces new train for first-responder training

By | October 12, 2021

New training equipment includes mobile classrom

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Black and gray boxcar
Black and gray boxcar
This boxcar converted into a classroom is part of the new CSX first responders training train. (CSX Transportation)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX has introduced its Responder Incident Training train, which will offer hazardous material training for first responders across its 23-state rail network.

“CSX is excited to roll out our own customized fleet of rail training cars to educate emergency responders and government officials on how to safely respond to railroad emergencies,” Chris Machenberg, director of hazardous materials systems, said in a press release. “Our goal is zero accidents or injuries. However, should an incident occur, we want to ensure first responders are best prepared to keep our communities safe.”

The train, which will be based in Jacksonville, includes a custom-built mobile classroom and will be added to existing training efforts including classroom training in firehouses, web-based and self-study courses, and exercises and table-top drills.

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