9/21/2016
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Flammable liquids rail spill? Sheridan County is ready.

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — What if a flammable liquid spilled from a rail car near Sheridan? What if it happened on a breezy, dry or hot summer day?

To learn how to face such circumstances, local emergency responders participated in training involving flammable liquids transported by rail over on Saturday, according to Chad Brutlag of Sheridan Fire-Rescue.

The training was provided by the Safety and Emergency Response Training Center in an effort to have emergency personnel better prepared for this type of emergency.

The agencies included Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Tongue River Fire District, Goose Valley Fire, Story Fire, Sheridan County Local Emergency Planning Commission, Sheridan County Emergency Management, Sheridan Police Department, and Sheridan County Sheriff's Office.

According to the SERTC, the trainings are designed to assist with the "understanding of, preparing for, and appropriate response to incidents involving flammable liquids including crude oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids that travel by rail through their communities."

h/t Sheridan Fire Rescue


h/t Sheridan Fire Rescue