TRANSCAER® In the News

Responding to rail accidents

May 30 2014

The Railway Association of Canada’s Andy Ash speaks to the CBC following a training session for firefighters on how to respond to a rail disaster.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/morningnorth/past-episodes/2014/05/30/responding-to-rail-accidents/

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CN TALKS SAFETY WITH MUNICIPALITIES

February 27 2014

MONTREAL—CN is reaching out to municipalities along its North American rail network to review its safety practices, share relevant information on dangerous goods traffic and discuss emergency response planning. CN’s outreach program will involve almost 1,100 communities in Canada and approximately...

Source: http://www.mmdonline.com/transportation/cn-talks-safety-with-municipalities-133974

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SAFE TRANSPORT: RAIL INDUSTRY REDOUBLES COMMUNITY DANGEROUS GOODS SAFETY OUTREACH

January 15 2014

Within hours of July's tragic derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Qc., members of the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) Dangerous Goods (DG) team were on site to assist emergency personnel, first-responder crews and civil authorities. For 14 days, they were part of the incident command structure,...

Source: http://www.canadianchemistry.ca/library/magazine/Catalyst_-_Winter_2013.PDF#page=15

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MOVING DANGEROUS GOODS SAFELY

January 13 2014

As debate swirls around the safest way to transport Canada's energy products, the rail industry is standing firmly behind its safety record and says it is striving for further improvements. 

Source: http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0114/index.php#/36

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First responders learn about the basics of train cars

August 26 2013

Since Saturday, members of seven local fire departments, businesses, RCMP and city officials have participated in a Transportation Community Awareness Emergency Response (TransCAER) training workshop at the Red Deer Fire Training Centre.

For many responders, it was the only time they would be...

Source: http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/First_responders_learn_about_the_basics_of_train_cars_221262671.html

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WHAT’S ON THE TRAIN? NO ONE KNOWS

August 20 2013

MONTREAL — There’s no way of knowing exactly what’s moving across Montreal’s network of train tracks at a given moment.

Source: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/What+train+knows/8789654/story.html

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