ERAC Update – June 11, 2024

President's Corner

As summer is around the corner, I want to wish all our Plan members and responders a very safe holiday season.

ERAC is pleased to welcome Ambipar Response - Prince Rupert to our network of response teams. Ambipar successfully completed their combined liquefied petroleum gas and flammable liquids regional training and assessment this May in Terrace, British Columbia. Congratulations and welcome aboard!

I would like to offer a special note of thanks to our team of ERAC Regional Managers/Technical Advisors for all their good work in completing numerous regional training and assessments along with firefighting training events. Their commitment to our members and ERAC makes a difference in dealing with dangerous goods incidents.

To ensure public and first responder safety, and our plan members’ compliance with Transport Canada, ERAC holds several firefighting training sessions across the country for Canadian-based emergency response teams and first responders. This training includes classroom studies and demonstrations and concludes with full-scale, live-burn, hands-on training exercises.

This May, ERAC was in Brandon, Manitoba to hold a two-day flammable liquids firefighting training session with six of our highly trained, Canadian-based emergency response teams. These training sessions ensure that ERAC response teams who attend to a flammable liquid incident are well-trained and competent to provide a safe and effective response, protecting people, property and the environment.

ERAC thanks CN, CPKC, Superior Propane and the Brandon Manitoba Emergency Services College for supporting our two-day firefighting training session.

ERAC is proud to support Transport Canada’s objective to promote public safety and security during the transportation of dangerous goods and is prepared to respond effectively on those rare occasions when an incident occurs.

Spencer Buckland