News Release

Northern Ontario firefighters to receive industry-sponsored transportation emergency response training

Media are invited to attend a training session for northern Ontario emergency responders on how to safely respond to a transportation incident involving flammable liquids.

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST


Sault Multimodal Terminal
530 Cathcart St.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Visuals: Media will have the opportunity to take photographs or video of the CCPX911 training tank car, CP’s firefighting foam trailer, and other emergency response equipment. Spokespeople will be available for interviews on-site.

Sponsored by the Railway Association of Canada, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers in partnership with CP, Huron Central Railway, the Canadian Fuels Association and NOVA Chemicals, this training session aims to inform emergency responders about theproducts being transported through their area, and to prepare them to respond to a potential rail incident involving flammable liquids. This is the second of many Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER®) training events to be held across Canada in 2015.

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Media must RSVP in advance to Sarah Mayes at the contact listed below.


RAC contacts:

Sarah Mayes
Director, Public Affairs

Andy Ash
Director, Dangerous Goods
(647) 206-2896

About the Railway Association of Canada

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) represents more than 50 freight and passenger railway companies that move 75 million people and $250 billion worth of goods in Canada each year. As the voice of Canada’s railway industry, RAC advocates on behalf of its members and associate members to ensure that the rail sector remains globally competitive, sustainable, and most importantly, safe. Learn more at Connect with us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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