Union Pacific Railroad's Dave Buccolo Earns 2010 TRANSCAER Chairman Award
Omaha, Neb., April 25, 2011 Union Pacific Railroad's Dave Buccolo has earned the TRANSCAER Chairman Award for the second consecutive year. The award is given by and at the discretion of the National TRANSCAER Task Group based on criteria deemed appropriate by its chairman.
Buccolo, general manager - Central California Traction Company for Union Pacific, was recognized for his safety record and level of participation in TRANSCAER events. In 2010, this significant involvement included exercises, drills and nearly a dozen training events across the region.
"In addition to doing an excellent job as manager, Dave has a sterling safety record," said Lance Fritz, Union Pacific executive vice president - Operations. "He works as a teacher, showing first responders and many Union Pacific personnel how to respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident through hands-on training. This award is an impressive and well-deserved achievement."
"Dave has played a significant role in the growth of the TRANSCAER initiative in his region, fostering important working relationships that enhance response planning and preparedness," said Rollie Shook, chairman of the National TRANSCAER Task Group and Global Emergency Services Leader, Emergency Services & Security Expertise Center for Dow Chemical Co. "His commitment to safety is most apparent in his work as a devoted teacher, using hands-on training to show first responders and Union Pacific personnel how to respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident."
Founded in 1986 by Union Pacific and The Dow Chemical Company, TRANSCAER has grown to include other railroads and chemical producers and distributors, trucking companies, emergency response contractors and trade associations and includes the U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Management Office of Transportation as a partner.
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