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Hosting Agency: Indiana Operation Lifesaver, CN Railway Police Department and Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Police Department.
Class: Two- Day (2) Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (GCCI)
Cost: Free *Seating is limited to 100 Law Enforcement Officers*
Dates: September 19th & 20th 2019 / 8:00am-4:00pm CST (Each Day)
Locations: (DAY 1) South Shore Convention Center; 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, IN 46323 (CLASSROOM) The classroom portion is intended 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) CN Railroad Training Center; 17650 South Ashland Ave, Homewood, IL 60430 (FIELD) Responders will have the opportunity to see train engine / train cars to become familiar with railroad equipment. A tour of the CN Railroad Training Center along with facility operations, locomotive shop and the intermodal yard will also be included. Day 2 will consist of a mock motor vehicle crash involving a freight train. This mock incident is intended to show the cooperative effort required of both law enforcement, first responders and railroad personnel. *Each officer must bring a high visibility safety vest, protective glasses and steel-toed boots to participate in any “on-track exercises.” 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.
**QUESTIONS** S/A Jeff Price S/A Charlie Mathewson (312) 465-6983 (219) 781-1369