A three-day specialized crude oil training involving more than 30 local emergency responders started on Monday in the Mandan Rail Yard as part of the BNSF Railway’s community hazmat training.
A train with an engine and three tank cars designated for training are located at the Mandan Railway Yard.
During the morning session in Mandan, an instructor pointed out what to look for when identifying what a tank car could be filled with.
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BNSF spokesperson Amy McBeth said those taking the training are from Bismarck and Mandan fire departments.
In the past two years, she said, more than 700 people in North Dakota and 65,000 first responders in the BNSF Railway system have taken the training.