Longview Scheduled To Host Tank Car Fire Training

Firefighters from all over the country are headed to Longview this week for a fire training school that has received national recognition. The Longview Fire Department is hosting its 9th annual rail tank car safety specialist course. The event is affiliated with Union Pacific Railroad. It's one of only four classes in the nation, which specializes in rail tank car emergencies.

Thirty-five firefighters from as far away as South Carolina and New York city are attending the course, which runs through this Friday.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com