Longview Elite Tank Car Training

An intensive training session for firefighters is underway in Longview. The raging inferno of a burning derailed train was the object of the training for 31 firefighters who have attended the 7th Annual Tank Car Safety Class.

It's one of only three of its kind in the country. Hosted by the Longview Fire Department, firefighters came to the elite training from all over Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

They're learning techniques in the most dangerous type of fire fighting; Tank cars loaded with chemicals. Instructors say it's training that could save the life of everyone who goes through it. Firefighters finish training with a written exam tomorrow.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.