The local area has experienced several notable rail incidents – such as the recent coal train wreck in Suffolk and the 1986 Great Dismal Swamp passenger train derailment. In days gone by, speed and missed signals were frequent reasons for plunging off trestles, fiery catastrophes and deadly collisions. Today, a new type of wreck regularly makes headlines – the increasing occurrence of accidents by trains hauling flammable liquids. Did you ever wonder what happens after such an incident – when local emergency crews are summoned to deal with the situation – before National Transportation Safety officials arrive on the scene? Learn how your local First Responders deal with critical situations following derailments involving casualties, spillage and cleanup.