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Casselton Fire Chief Speaks Before Congress

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Emergency responders prepare for disasters, and as North Dakota's oil industry continues to grow, the need for education and training on hazardous materials increases. The fire chief who responded to last year's train derailment in Casselton testified before Congress today.

Tim McLean spoke to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee about training programs for first responders.

"You might think we were just lucky. Even the mayor of Casselton said we dodged a bullet. But in reality the success of this entire incident everyone did their jobs, stayed in their lanes, relied on," says Tim McLean of the Casselton Fire Department.

When that oil train collided with a grain car outside of Casselton in December, there were no injuries, but about 1,400 people were voluntarily evacuated.

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