Emergency responders are a critical rail safety partner. Always stay alert where the roadway crosses train tracks, whether responding to incidents or preventing them. Safety for ofﬁcers and other emergency response personnel is of utmost importance.
Always expect a train at any railroad track, at any time and in any direction.
Each crossing has a blue and white ENS sign with a specific 800 number and crossing identification number.
This is especially important if there is more than one railroad operating in your community.
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO INCIDENTS INVOLVING TRAINS.
Since 1877, more than 200 officers have died as a result of a collision with a train.
Since 2012, nine emergency response personnel have been injured in collisions with trains.
YOUR SAFETY FIRST
As you perform your daily duties, avoid becoming complacent about the tracks, warning devices, and the possibility of approaching trains.
When responding to the scene of a collision or other emergency, avoid becoming focused on the call and distracted from the hazards along the route.
Always expect a train—on any track, at any time, in either direction.