Emergency Responders in Texas and Louisiana to Receive Emergency Preparedness Training From Chemical and Rail Safety Experts

OMAHA , Neb. and MIDLAND, Mich., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency responders in Texas and Louisiana will be visiting their local railroad yards over the next three weeks to participate in a chemical rail transportation safety training initiative...

Additional key participants donating their time and resources to the tour include the Firefighters Education and Training Foundation and CHEMTREC(R) (Chemical Transportation Emergency Center). More information about the UP/Dow TRANSCAER Training Tour, including schedule and training details, can be found at http://www.dow.com/transcaertours.


TRANSCAER(R) (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident. TRANSCAER(R) members consist of volunteer representatives from the chemical manufacturing, transportation, distributor, and emergency response industries, as well as the government. These 2007 -- 2008 training tours campaigns are part of a long-term commitment by Dow and Union Pacific to provide improved community awareness and preparedness along chemical transportation routes, in coordination with national, regional and state TRANSCAER programs. More information about TRANSCAER can be found at http://www.transcaer.org.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico , making it North America's premier rail franchise. Union Pacific is an active partner in the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care Program.

About The Dow Chemical Company

Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of innovation, science and technology to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company offers a broad range of products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $49 billion and employs 43,000 people worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at http://www.dow.com.

SOURCE Union Pacific Corporation; The Dow Chemical Company