Norfolk Southern conducted or participated in 98 TRANSCAER
community outreach events in 17 states during 2014.
Freight rail, shipper organizations bestow annual awards for hazardous materials handling The Association of American Railroads has announced the 2012 recipients of the Holden-Proefrock Award, Non-Accident Release Grand Slam Award and TRANSCAER
National Achievement Awards.
We are proud that our efforts have been recognized once again by TRANSCAER
Working with responders, shippers and transportation partners within TRANSCAER
events is a great opportunity for all.
Fire departments and other state and local officials who are interested in having the course taught in their area should contact their TRANSCAER
9th, is a joint effort with Montana Rail Link and Montana TRANSCAER
Rollie Shook, Leader of Emergency Services and Security for Dow is national chair of TRANSCAER
, which brings together chemical and transportation companies and associations committed to the safe and secure transportation of chemical materials.
In addition, Brock Lowman, BNSF, manager, HazMat Response, was recognized with the TRANSCAER
Union Pacific Railroad has earned the prestigious TRANSCAER
National Achievement Award for the third consecutive year.
The training was provided through TRANSCAER
(Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response), a consortium of companies from the chemical and rail industries that voluntarily assist communities in preparing for and responding to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.
won the TRANSCAER
Torch Award in recognition of lifetime achievement.
In 2011, Norfolk Southern participated in numerous community outreach efforts under the TRANSCAER
program, including: training nearly 5,500 local emergency responders through multiple large-scale events; participating in the first nationwide Anhydrous Ammonia Training Tour, which trained more than 60,000 emergency responders across 37 states in safe handling and distribution of anhydrous ammonia; sponsoring ethanol training with the Renewable Fuels Association; awarding scholarships to emergency responders to attend the Security and Emergency Response Training Center in Pueblo, Co.