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6/9/2008



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Emergency response center lands $250,000 FRA grant


The Federal Railroad Administration is providing a $250,000 grant to the Southeastern Transportation Safety Center in Meridian, Miss., to develop emergency response strategies and train police, fire, rescue and other personnel who respond to train accidents, natural disasters and other emergencies.

The center will use proceeds to help address emergency response preparedness for passenger train incidents; train accidents in rural areas; and chemical, biological and radiological incidents related to rail and intermodal transportation. The center also plans to develop a common incident management system for first responders in the southeastern U.S.


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