New Western Canada Dangerous Goods Team Member for RAC

    OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - The Railway Association of Canada has appointed
Curtis Myson of Edmonton as its new Dangerous Goods Specialist for Western
Canada to work with the railway industry, shippers, emergency responders and
communities in the safe transportation of dangerous goods. The appointment,
announced by team manager Andy Ash, is effective April 1 with the retirement
of John Lewis.
    Mr. Myson has 24 years of experience in the field gained from work as a
CN dangerous goods officer, in shipping fertilizer and chemical plant
operations for 15 years, as an emergency response contractor and as a trainer
at the former Alberta Fire Training School for five years and in Saudi Arabia.
    It includes 15 years of firefighting experience. He completed training as
a Tank Car Specialist with the Transportation Technology Centre - Emergency
Response Training Centre in Pueblo, Colorado and with the Association of
American Railroads' Bureau of Explosives in 2006.

    The RAC represents some 55 freight and passenger railways in Canada that
transport two-thirds of surface freight, and carry 65 million commuters and
inter-city passengers annually. Its dangerous goods team also has specialists
based in Toronto and Montreal.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Roger Cameron, Railway
Association of Canada, (613) 564-8097,

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