BNSF’s new mobile classroom is making its way around the state for the first time this year. The converted boxcar seats up to 37 people and is expected to host more than 100 emergency response classes in 2016.

Thousands of local emergency responders have been trained by BNSF’s Hazardous Materials Safety team. However, some locations – especially more remote areas along BNSF’s network – are unable to accommodate trainings. The mobile classroom ensures all emergency responders can receive critical training for rail-related incidences.

In 2015, BNSF trained more than 10,000 local emergency responders – the highest number of responders trained to date.