Dow Chemical 'Safety Train' Rolls Into Town 5-09-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Dow Chemical 'Safety Train' Rolls Into Town 5-09-2011

The Dow Chemical Company once again is rolling out its "Chemical Safety Train," outfitted with a custom classroom and training center.
Dow has provided free chemical transportation training to more than 2,600 emergency responders across the country, including local firefighters and hazardous materials (hazmat) specialists.
On Monday, the free training tour will make a stop in Durand. As part of the training, local emergency personnel will participate in simulated activities and classroom seminars focused on railroad equipment training, hazardous material training and advanced training with interactive emergency drills.
Dow teams up with TRANSCAER, a national organization comprised of chemical and transportation companies and associations committed to the safe and secure transportation of chemical materials. TRANSCAER is an acronym for Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response.
The first training session in Durand is from 8 a.m. until noon and the second session is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The 2011 tour is part of a long-term commitment by Dow and Union Pacific Railroad to provide improved community awareness and emergency response preparedness along their shared chemical transportation routes, in coordination with national, regional and state TRANSCAER programs.
The TRANSCAER tour also includes co-hosted routes with Canadian National, Norfolk Southern and Conrail.
For the fourth consecutive year, Dow was honored with the 2010 National TRANSCAER Achievement Award for its commitment to health and safety.
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