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Railway Emergency Response Course Oct 2022

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC), would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming RAC Railway Emergency Response Course at the Justice Institute of British Columbia – Fire & Safety Campus, Maple Ridge BC October 24-28, 2022.

This 40+ hour course is a must-attend by railway and industry personnel, first responders, emergency response contractors, and regulators. The main goal of this specialized course is to provide specific, rail-based emergency response training to persons who are already trained in technical response to dangerous goods incidents.

This Canadian-based course consists of lecture sessions on tank car construction, site safety, Dangerous Goods, tank car damage assessment, Incident Command, tank car valve construction, transfer techniques, flaring techniques, site assessment, documentation, plugging/patching and regulations.

These lectures are given by a variety of skilled instructors with varied backgrounds. Classroom lecture is important, but, outside, hands-on instruction is paramount. The participants are required to don their personal protective equipment and make use of the world-class facilities and props of the JIBC by taking part in demonstrations of site assessments, tank car valving, transfer techniques, plugging holes in leaking tank cars and flaring of live product from a tank car. The week culminates with a derailment scenario that involves a “release” of dangerous goods that the class is required to respond to. The week is completed with a final exam, critiques and certificate.

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WHEN: October 24 – 28, 2022

TIME: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

WHERE: JIBC Maple Ridge BC Campus

FEE: $1,450 plus HST

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Subtotal: $1,450 plus tax ($72.50) = $1,522.50