Fire Fighting Ops. Near A Railroad
Perhaps there are some in the fire service, especially volunteers, unsure of the best way to conduct firefighting operations near and around a railroad, and in some cases, more than one railroad, such as Silver Springs,NY to name one example, and numerous locations west of Buffalo where the Norfolk Southern and CSX (NYC) main lines run close to each other. I am working on developing a manual based in part on my report on my visit to the CAER Safety Train that visited Bison Yard in Buffalo last fall. Among the features it will have are: List of railroad contacts, (particularly useful if,on mutual aid calls, depts. have to run hoses across more than one set of tracks, such as the NS Southern Tier and the Rochester Southern at Silver Springs, wheret he two are close together as well as numerous locations west of Buffalo. Applicable timetable station pages from the affected railroads will be included to further aid fire chiefs in giving railroad police location at which fire ops are being conducted so the railroad police can have the dispatcher halt all train operations until the fire scene near the tracks has been overhauled and cleaned up. I am not pretending to be a know it all, or super fireman or anything like that, but in my support role in my department, I strongly believe that volunteer departments will benefit from having this information to guide chiefs in fire fighting operations around the railroad, which can be quite a challenge unto itself. If anyone has any ideas of information to add, they will be most welcome.
Conducting Firefighting Near Active Railroads
Bones; if you or anyone else would like to see the text portion of the manual for fire ops around active railroad, please e-mail me at : firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be moret than pleased to e-mail. If a hard copy is desired please let me know where to send it and I will get it out to you asap. Thanks.
Originally Posted by Bones42