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Rail Company Offers Oil Training

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The latest oil production numbers show that 63 percent of the states oil moved by rail this past April. One rail company is focusing on safely shipping crude in their summer training sessions.

Law enforcement and emergency responders from Bismarck and Mandan received hands on training at BNSF's train yard. The training included lessons in the classroom to using the valves and switches on two DOT 111 replica cars.

"It allows the first responders to see firsthand how the equipment works, and they can see a locomotive and how that works so they can shut it down properly and safely. And really, these training sessions are about building the relationship and providing information that should an incident happen first responders have that information that helps them to respond safely and quickly," says Amy McBeth of the BNSF.

The sessions continue in Mandan for the next two days. The training cars will be moving to other parts of the state over the next month.


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