Louisville & Indiana Railroad is working with local firefighters and Bartholomew County Emergency Management to provide a trauma camp to train emergency workers how to respond to train-vehicle collisions.
A mock grade-crossing collision will be set up near the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds on Saturday to train Columbus Township Fire & Rescue firefighters and other emergency organizations about safe and effective ways to respond to train collisions. An Indiana University LifeLine helicopter crew is participating in the event.
The six-hour training, known as Bartholomew County Trauma Camp, is part of a three-day opportunity for Indiana volunteer fire departments and area Emergency Medical Service personnel to train on actual train cars and vehicles staged to seem like a real collision.
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