MEDIA ADVISORY: Emergency Response Assistance Canada and CN conduct rail emergency exercise as part of ongoing response team training

BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC), in conjunction with CN, will conduct a rail emergency training exercise on Sept 15, 2016. ERAC Response Teams, Technical Advisors and Remedial Measures Advisors from across Ontario, will take part in this full-scale hands-on exercise involving three simultaneous live-transfers of flammable product (LPG and light synthetic crude) from rail cars.

Media are invited to join Spencer Buckland, ERAC President, along with representatives from CN including Danny Simpson, AVP of Safety and Emergency Response, and David Slauson, CN Sr. Dangerous Goods Officer, for a media briefing on-site at the training exercise.

WHAT

Rail emergency exercise demonstrating the controlled transfer of flammable product from compromised rail cars.

 

*Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is required (safety vest, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and steel toe footwear).

 

WHEN

Sept. 15, 2016

Media check-in 9:15 a.m.

 

*Media safety briefing at 9:30 a.m. (mandatory)

 

WHERE

CN Malport Yard, 7675 Torbram Road, Brampton (Mississauga), ON L6T 0B6

 

*CN Malport Yard Map 

 

WHO

Spencer Buckland, ERAC President

Danny Simpson, CN, AVP Safety and Emergency Response

David Slauson, CN, Sr. Dangerous Goods Officer

 

Additional information for media:
Parking is available at the north west corner of the yard (map attached). All media must check in at the registration booth. PPE is required for all observers of the exercise. Smoking is not permitted in the CN rail yard.

About Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC):
Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) is a not-for-profit emergency preparedness and response organization. Experts in designing emergency response assistance plans (ERAPs), ERAC is instrumental in assisting hundreds of oil and gas and transportation organizations. From coast to coast ERAC provides highly trained and skilled responders, equipment and industry best practices for road or rail incidents involving flammable gases and liquids. ERAC is a subsidiary of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA).

About CN:
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company's website at www.cn.ca.

SOURCE CN

For further information: Media inquiries: Natalie Green, Communications Consultant, ERAC, 403-619-8563, ngreen@nataliegreen.ca; Patrick Waldron, Media Relations, CN, 514-399-8803, patrick.waldron@cn.ca

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