2015 - March, Deployment, RR Hazmat (Bakken Crude), Galena/JoDaviess County

Train derailment with fire
Train derailment with fire
Carbon cloud being emitted from the fire
Assets organizing in the staging area
IL-IMT PSC Dennis Bingheim providing the morning brief.
IL-IMT members on the left are Joe Kelley and Gene Ryan.
2015 - March, Deployment, RR Hazmat (Bakken Crude), Galena/JoDaviess County
2015 - March, Deployment, RR Hazmat (Bakken Crude), Galena/JoDaviess County
Scene approximately 4 days after the incident started

JoDaviess County EMA notified the State Emergency Operations Center that they would like to have 3 postions filled by the State IMT team.  The incident was a train derailment located south of Galena in rural JoDaviess County.  The derailment caused train cars carrying Bakken Crude to catch fire but no oil leaked into the Mississippi River.