Metra's Emergency Preparedness Program

August 25, 2020 @ 12:30 AM - 1:00 PM

We lost four police officers in the Chicagoland area in the past twenty years to trains. With today's new technologies in the railroad industry making our trains quieter and more efficient, it can make it dangerous for first responders. This session will provide education on signage and emergency contact numbers for the railroads, and how to locate them. Finally, we will go in to the nomenclature of our equipment and how to access it such as how to bleed open the doors, shut the diesel locomotive down, how to take out emergency windows, and finally about our electric DC lines. No more than ever, it is important for everyone to work together and stress safety and communication.

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Learning Objectives:

1. Identify your role in responding to a railroad incident
2. Discuss how agencies need to work together as a team
3. Determine how to identify and access railroad equipment
4. Describe how to better prepare for the next critical incident



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