The IAFC will continue to offer essential training for volunteer and remote responders to ensure they can manage rail incidents effectively
By EMS1 Staff
FAIRFAX, Va. —The IAFC will continue to offer rail safety training thanks to a recent grant.
The IAFC was awarded the grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration under the new phase of the ALERT grant. The funds ensure that the organization will continue to train volunteer and remote responders to effectively manage emergency rail incidents.
Training from the initial 2015 grant included:
“The ALERT grant program has been a tremendous success,” IAFC president Chief Thomas Jenkins said. “Thanks to this federal assistance, the IAFC through the availability of both in-person and web-based training will be able to continue to provide crucial training and information to thousands of emergency responders from coast to coast.”
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