Transport Canada Sets Derailment Demonstration for Saturday

The exercise is intended to improve Canada's response capabilities for a train derailment involving flammable liquids -- the scenario that occurred in July 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.

An event named Exercise Vulcan, which will include a simulated train derailment involving the transportation of crude oil, a simulated tank car fire, and a display of specialized equipment and resources for dealing with the crisis, is set for March 12 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Exercise Vulcan is hosted by Transport Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada's Centre for Security Science; federal experts, first responders, rail operators, and specialized industry responders are participating.

The exercise is intended to improve Canada's response capabilities for a train derailment involving flammable liquids -- the scenario that occurred in July 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, when a parked crude oil train rolled downhill, traveled about 7 miles, and derailed in the center of the town at 65 mph. A total of 63 tank cars derailed and nearly all of them being breached during the derailment, spilling almost 6 million liters of crude oil that ignited.

The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time and is taking place at the Justice Institute of British Columbia's Maple Ridge Campus. Located about 35 miles east of Vancouver, the campus is designed for the hands-on firefighting practice and training delivered by the institute's Fire & Safety Division.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Schedule and Record Observations

    IndustrySafe's Observations module allows managers, supervisors, and employees to conduct observations on employees involved in safety critical behavior. IndustrySafe’s pre-built BBS checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to Safety Training

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common FAQs.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2019

    June 2019

    Featuring:

    • ASSP SAFETY 2019 PREVIEW
      New Orleans Networking
    • NATION SAFETY MONTH
      Heed These Summer Safety Tips
    • TRAINING
      Education, Skill Development, and Behavior Change
    • SAFETY MANAGEMENT
      What Good Looks Like
    View This Issue

Bulwark Quiz