Media Advisory - Media invited to observe Government of Canada train derailment exercise

OTTAWA, March 9, 2016 /CNW/ -

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIAMARCH 12th, 2016

Media is invited to participate in a guided tour of Exercise Vulcan, which will include a simulated train derailment involving the transportation of crude oil, a simulated tank car fire, and a display of specialized equipment and resources.

Exercise Vulcan, hosted by Transport Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada's Centre for Security Science, will bring together federal experts, first responders, rail operators, and specialized industry responders in order to improve Canada's response capabilities in the event of a train derailment involving flammable liquids.

Date: March 12th, 2016 

Time: 2:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)  

Location:

Justice Institute of British Columbia - Maple Ridge Campus
13500 256th Street
Maple Ridge, B.C. 
V4R 1C9

Notes for media:

Media is asked to arrive at 1:45 p.m. in order to sign in. You will be required to show media credentials to access the site.

Please note that there is an approximate five minute walk uphill between each of the three stations in the exercise.

Please RSVP by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11th, 2016, to danya.vidosa@forces.gc.ca.

Parking is located behind the main building. Upon entering through the security gate, please take the first road to the left to reach the parking area.

 

SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information: Delphine Denis, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055


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