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Jan 32
Feb 40
Mar 24
Apr 36
May 24
Jun 17
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Aug 16
Sep 0
Oct 0
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Dec 0
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Jul 98 95
Aug 89 99
Sep 0 0
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Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 815 807

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2013 259 2294
2012 284 2045
2011 308 1278
2010 275 621
2009 304 639
2008 314 707
2007 321 663
2006 316 727
2005 344 796
2004 349 742
2003 388 625
2002 389 707

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Westwood Hosts Amtrak Safety Training
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By Fire Chief Michael McWilliams
March 3, 2011

On Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, Westwood Fire Company hosted an Amtrak Train Safety Class for our firefighters, EMS personnel, Fire Police, and our surrounding neighboring stations. The class was conducted by Amtrak Safety Specialist Doug Osterhouse. Approximately 60 members of Westwood and other neighboring agencies attended this important training session.

The class began by giving students a basic understanding of railroad operations including: Train movement and dispatch, railroad personnel, railroad locations, railroad physics, and railroad terminology. After about one hour of lecture, students were treated to a short break.

Upon returning to the class, students also learned safety and operational considerations when operating at a railroad incident, contact information for Amtrak and other area rail companies, pre-planning, and a basic understanding of locomotives and passenger cars.

Later this year when the weather warms up, Westwood Fire Company will be hosting the hands-on portion of the class where students will have the opportunity to see the inside of the trains and practice victim removal evolutions.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Amtrak and their Safety Team for providing this very informative training to our responders!

Additionally, thanks to all of our personnel and neighboring stations in attendance.

Instructor - Doug Osterhouse (Amtrak Safety Specialist)
Instructor - Doug Osterhouse (Amtrak Safety Specialist)
This diagram of Amtrak Electric Locomotives was just one part of an informative training session conducted by Amtrak at our station
This diagram of Amtrak Electric Locomotives was just one part of an informative training session conducted by Amtrak at our station
 
Members from Westwood and neighboring companies learning Amtrak and Railroad Safety
Members from Westwood and neighboring companies learning Amtrak and Railroad Safety
Members from Westwood and neighboring companies learning Amtrak and Railroad Safety
Members from Westwood and neighboring companies learning Amtrak and Railroad Safety
 
Past Chief Criswell reviewing a handout while listening to the lecture
Past Chief Criswell reviewing a handout while listening to the lecture
Deputy EMS Chief Ranck and EMS Lieutenant Devine paying close attention to the lecture
Deputy EMS Chief Ranck and EMS Lieutenant Devine paying close attention to the lecture
 
Westwood Career Staff Scott Schmidt Jr. & Joe Kennedy along with EMS Lieutenant McGinn
Westwood Career Staff Scott Schmidt Jr. & Joe Kennedy along with EMS Lieutenant McGinn
Firefighter Gorba on break
Firefighter Gorba on break
 
 
 
Fire Police Captain Leary, Chief McWilliams, and Instructor Doug Osterhouse
Fire Police Captain Leary, Chief McWilliams, and Instructor Doug Osterhouse
 
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