Building upon Perth County Emergency Management's "Together We're Ready" theme, the Perth County Paramedic Services' headquarters is opening its doors to over 100 emergency responders and agencies from Perth County, St Mary's, Stratford, and all over southwestern Ontario.
The emergency responders and staff are set to attend three one day Hazardous Materials Awareness training sessions this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They will learn how to safely and effectively respond to situations involving hazardous materials.
TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) members work with municipalities, emergency responders and communities along transportation routes to ensure they are informed about the products being moved through their areas and are prepared to respond to potential incidents involving dangerous goods.
Joseph Caponio of TRANSCAER® Canada has prepared a great lineup of speakers on topics that include ammonia, propane, flammable liquids, railroad emergency response, evacuation, and shelter-in-place. In addition there will be tanker trucks, response resources and monitoring equipment on display outside.
“We are pleased to be working with Perth County to strengthen our partnership with regional emergency responders. Safety of responders and the community is a high priority for our member companies,” says Caponio.
"Emergency Management has really changed. It is no longer sufficient to just have a plan on a shelf. We need to work together, build partnerships and share resources such as this training. We’re really excited to host this TRANSCAER® event,” says Dave Colvin, Perth County’s emergency management coordinator.