New York Firefighters Training In Longview

They served New York in the aftermath of 9/11, and this week, some New York firefighters are in East Texas, getting training essential for the Big Apple. The 3 are among 35 firefighters taking the Ninth Annual Rail Tank Car Safety Specialist Course in Longview. The course is one of only 4 classes in the nation, that specializes in rail tank car emergencies. The 9/11 veterans say the course is essential training to help defend and serve their city.

"I'm extremely impressed this program is very well run in conjunction with Union Pacific , Trinity Industries, Eastman, its been a very enlightening experience" said New York firefighter Anthony Carbone.

The training concludes on Friday. The course has become so popular with out of state firefighters that another course will be offered in June.

Bob Hallmark reporting.