BSNF Donates Rail Car To Fire Department

To further enhance safety, the Texas panhandle will benefit from a donation to train emergency responders.

The sixty-thousand dollar rail car was donated today by B.N.S.F. to the Amarillo Fire Department. The city fire chief says it will be used for rail incident training simulations.

"It's difficult to learn to be a first responders looking at pictures in a book. So we need to be able to get out and be able to read the placquering numbers and be able to recognize what type of materials we're dealing with based on the configuring of the tank, and the coloring and the marking." said City Fire Chief Steve Ross.

Ross also says public safety and the safety of responders depends on their ability to train practically.