CP Rail to train Tecumseh fire on hazardous containment
Tecumseh firefighters will soon be better prepared to deal with potential railway hazards.
CP Rail is teaming with fire crews to increase preparedness in the event of a hazardous derailment in Essex County. The training focuses on safety equipment and material containment.
It comes months after tankers in Lac-Megantic, Que. derailed, destroying the town – killing 47 people.
An expert on railway safety and hazardous materials will now come in to train first responders. Tecumseh fire joins a growing list of municipalities, who are taking the initiative to be prepared.
In Windsor, fire Chief Bruce Montone is waiting for a report from rail companies, outlining the type of hazardous goods that travel through the city.