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Firefighters brush up on rail emergencies

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ROCHESTER, MN (FOX 47) -- With a main rail line running directly through downtown Rochester, the Rochester Fire Department continues to stay prepared in case of a rail emergency.

As part of the Rochester Fire Department's Hazmat training, Fire Station Four brushed up on their rail training.

On Wednesday, railroad experts gave instruction to local firefighters on how to be better prepared for emergencies involving rail cars.

The firefighters were introduced to various types of valves that they could possibly encounter in the field if called to put out a leak or fire.

Rod Steggerda, Station Four Captain, says, Steggerda says, "Great training prop for us, which just shows us one of the features for us, and should we ever have an incident that involves those it really helps us get a sense of what we're going to expect out in the field."

The two day training session will conclude Thursday with a mock disaster training exercise incorporating everything the firefighters learned the past two days.

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