Emergency Response Assistance Canada Holds Emergency Rail Exercise
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Comments

Emergency Response Assistance Canada, with the help of RST, conducted a rail emergency exercise as part of ongoing responder training in the event of an incident involving railcars or trucks carrying flammable liquids or gas.

ERAC Response Teams, Technical Advisors and Remedial Measures Advisors from across Atlantic Canada participated in this full-scale, hands-on exercise involving one flammable liquid (FL) transfer and one liquid petroleum gas (LPG) transfer from railcar to railcar, and one LPG transfer from railcar to truck.

"Although they are extremely rare, rail incidents involving flammable liquids and gases can happen at any time and any place," said Spencer Buckland, ERAC president. “If they do, Emergency Response Assistance Canada is capable of responding with highly trained and experienced responders. Activities like today's controlled transfer exercises provide our responders with critical experience to ensure they are ready to act if an incident occurs."

Emergency Response Assistance Canada also welcomed plan participant members as well as representatives from Transport Canada and local first responders to observe the training.

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