PHMSA Finalizes Rail Safety Rule to Aid First Responders in Hazmat Incidents

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
“We heard first-hand from firefighters that were responding to the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine that they and other first responders need hazardous materials train consists as soon as an incident occurs,” PHMSA Deputy Administrator Tristan Brown reported during the June 24 announcement of the agency’s final rule requiring railroads to provide train consist information. (PHMSA Photograph)

“We heard first-hand from firefighters that were responding to the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine that they and other first responders need hazardous materials train consists as soon as an incident occurs,” PHMSA Deputy Administrator Tristan Brown reported during the June 24 announcement of the agency’s final rule requiring railroads to provide train consist information. (PHMSA Photograph)

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