Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, the student will be able to:

  • Recite 2017 train accident statistics.

  • Define words associated with trains.

  • List the major railways in the United States.

  • Explain the different kinds of train accidents.

  • Discuss proper questions and instructions for calls involving train accidents.

  • Relate resources available for train accidents.

Course Content

  • 1

    Course Documentation

    • Online Course Acknowledgement

    • Platform Upgrade

    • Expectations for Online Students

    • Learning Objectives

    • Audio/Videos

    • Train Accidents Worksheet

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Video Transcript: Police Officer Barely Avoids Being Struck by Metra Train in Mokena

    • VIDEO: Police officer barely avoids being struck by Metra train in Mokena

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 3

    Train Terminology

    • Train Terminology

    • Locomotive Engineer and Railroad Conductor Jobs

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 4

    Major Railways

    • Major Railways

    • Journey of a Single Car on the BNSF Network

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 5

    Train Accidents

    • Train Accidents

    • Texarkana Train Derailment and Explosions

    • NTSB Report on Texarkana Train Derailment - Info only, includes info regarding 9-1-1 calls, and emergency response

    • Transcript: Stop. Trains Can't. PSA.

    • Stop. Trains Can't. PSA

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 6

    Calls Regarding Train Accidents

    • Calls Involving Trains

    • Calm Teen Calls 911 After Train Severs Feet 'I Think It Cut Them Off'

    • 911 calls released from deadly Amtrak train derailment

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 7

    Railway Resources

    • Railway Resources - Downloadable

    • Railroad Crossing Locator

  • 8

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion

  • 9

    Final Exam

    • Final Exam

  • 10

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation