Responders Share Graniteville Lessons With F.B.I.

By: Kristen Cosby
By: Kristen Cosby

June 15, 2005
Responders at Graniteville’s train accident are sharing what they’ve learned with other law enforcement. Aiken Public Safety is getting ready to teach the FBI and News 12 is also helping out.

It’s a disaster all the first responders learned from. Since Graniteville’s train crash, Aiken County law enforcement and emergency officials have traveled South Carolina sharing what they’ve learned.

Aiken Public Safety Director Pete Frommer has talked in Charleston, Greenville, Mt. Pleasant and Columbia.

“It doesn’t do anybody a bit of good if we keep it to ourselves. We want to share our experience with them,” Frommer said.

And now Chief Frommer is headed to the FBI National Academy Association Conference in Orlando where he’ll share what he learned with 10,000 law enforcement from across the nation.

And Frommer will use News 12’s coverage from the first 40 hours to visualize the impact of the crash.

“I’ll open my program with video I got from channel 12. We had some good information on that and that will kind of set the tone for what happened,” Frommer said.

It’s a disaster that taught lessons to so many of us, and will now teach so many more.

Frommer’s FBI Academy Conference is the first week of July. He’ll also talk with Orlando’s emergency responders while he’s there.

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