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Hazmat training in Clinton

CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Emergency responders in Clinton were back in a classroom setting Tuesday.

About two dozen first responders participated in a course refreshing them on what to do if a train with hazardous materials derails.

Much of the instruction focused on how to respond if dangerous materials like chlorine spill out of a train car. 

Local responders say training courses like this are always beneficial.

"We know firefighting, that's what we do everyday, dealing with train cars and possible derailments is not something we do everyday, so we have to brush up on our techniques and safety stuff so we can be able to take care of this," said Jeff Blackledge, the Clinton Fire Departments Division Chief of Training and Safety.

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium hosted Tuesday's class.

Another class is also scheduled for Wednesday.

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