Firefighters from Bend, Sun River, Crescent and other areas around Central Oregon received hazmat training from BNSF. BNSF brought a modified, training tank car to Bend so that first responders receive a better of understanding of how to respond to an incident involving the railroad. This mobile classroom on rails allowed first responders to experience multiple response tactics. BNSF provides free railroad hazmat response training to an average of 8,000 local emergency responders per year in communities across our network. BNSF has provided training to more than 80,000 emergency responders since 1996.
The Pacific Northwest is home to more than 4,400 BNSF employees who share our commitment to protecting the environment while safely and efficiently transporting our region’s products to the world.
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