To register, please contact: Charlie Mathewson, Special Agent Indiana Harbor Belt RR firstname.lastname@example.org 219-781-1369
Lunch will be provided both days
*Seating is limited to 50 Law Enforcement Officers* *seating is limited to 50 First Responders*
Dates: June 26th & June 27th 2019 / 8:00am-4:00pm (Each Day)
Location: (DAY 1) Pleasant Twp Fire Department; 9 E Mann St. La Porte, IN 46350 (CLASSROOM) The classroom portion is intend to provide instruction on key safety information for law enforcement and first responders when responding to an incident involving the railroad and to maintain scene safety while on scene for everyone.
(DAY 2) Pleasant Twp Fire Department; 9 E Mann St. La Porte, IN 46350 (FIELD) Responders will have the opportunity to see train engine / train cars to become familiar with railroad equipment. Day 2 will consist of a mock motor vehicle crash involving a freight train, which result in a mock hazardous-material release from a rail tank car as a result of the motor vehicle crash. This mock incident is intended to show the cooperative effort required of both law enforcement, first responders and railroad personnel.*Dress accordingly for the weather as we will be outdoors for the entire second day*
Description: If your community contains railroad tracks, your agency could be involved in a specialized highway-rail grade crossing collision investigation. Operation Lifesaver's Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (GCCI) course is designed to inform and prepare your department for that eventuality. Our GCCI training was developed for the North American law enforcement community with cooperation from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. This course will help you clearly understand the specific legal responsibilities of railroads, motorists, and pedestrians on or around railroad tracks. This class is intended for all agencies from law enforcement, fire departments, Emergency Management Agency and any other agencies that would be involved or assisting in some manner involving a railroad related incident. Instruction would provide attendees with key safety information, in addition to how to obtain additional resources, tools and safety sensitive information if a railroad related incident were to occur in their jurisdiction.
Indiana Operation Lifesaver is a certified training provider by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. Indiana Officers will receive 16 Hours of in-service training credit.