The University of Findlay’s All Hazards Training Center has been awarded a federal grant to train volunteers and remote emergency responders on how to properly respond to train derailments involving hazardous materials spills, particularly crude oil.
The $950,000 grant was provided by the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
It is the third award that Findlay has received from this agency to provide such training.
The University was one of three nonprofits to be chosen as recipients.
Up to $2.4 million was available to award.