Train Derailments

Injuries and Haz-Mat implications at rural railway


A passenger train derails

The locomotive crashes into a tractor trailer transporting a hazardous chemical. Now, along with a massive wreck and several injured persons, first responders must manage a noxious chemical leak as well.

How can FirstNet help?

  • Provide access to GPS mapping systems of rail lines for improved situational awareness. This could include grade crossings, mileposts, and other railroad infrastructure.
  • Priority access enhances interoperable communication local dispatch, CAD systems, Haz-Mat, and all involved emergency responders. Connectivity is maintained even in the rural setting.
  • Live video streams right into personnel vehicles, assisting with strategy, staging, and patient treatment.