In April, the fire chiefs of the Florida Treasure Coast sent a letter to the governor, concerned over the lack of training to prepare for materials transported across Florida East Coast's railways in the future.
Last Wednesday, they received a crash course on the hazards they could potentially face. Agencies across the Treasure Coast will learn the ins and outs of the Florida East Coast railways and the products they haul.
This includes Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) - an emerging preferred fuel source for train travel.
Rod Keefe with Florida East Coasts says a good portion of the training included classroom instruction. "The last thing you want to do is have the emergency responders see a critical situation for the first time and now know what to do," he says.
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