November 10, 2006 10:02 ET

CN to sponsor second Incident Command System course at Ontario Fire College, Nov. 13 and 14

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 10, 2006) - CN will sponsor an intensive two-day Incident Command System course for 60 fire department, rail industry, government and chemical industry officials on Nov. 13 and 14 at the Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst, Ont.

This is the second course of this type conducted by CN at the Ontario Fire College.

Danny Simpson, CN system director, Dangerous Goods, said: "The course has significant benefits for emergency responders and other officials. Participants learn about the roles played by CN departments and personnel at a rail accident, as well as CN's internal incident command structure and the protocol for functioning in a unified incident command system if multiple stakeholders are involved. They also review CN's Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and participate in a tabletop exercise using the ERP and their newly acquired knowledge of incident command systems."

CN - Canadian National Railway Company - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key cities of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America.

Contact Information

  • Ian Thomson
    CN Regional Manager
    Public and Community Relations
    (905) 669-3128