On Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, officers from the DeFuniak Springs Police attended a one day Railroad Emergency Response Training in Pensacola, Florida. The training event was presented by CSX Railroad and covered a variety of emergency response and situational management techniques; including hazardous materials and train derailment.
The class took place in a freight train box car that CSX has converted into a fully functional classroom. The box car, along with two other training tanker cars, travels the country on rail providing training opportunities to first responders. CSX operates the rail line that runs through the city of DeFuniak Springs.