2019 Q3 Newsletter - Training & Events

Regionals

Regionals are well underway for 2019. We’re into the fall peak season for training and looking forward to working with and training the remainder of the ERAC teams. We have areas of concentration, as always, but if your team would like instruction or help on a specific subject, we will make room for it in the agenda; please contact Lee Nelson, Operations Manager, at 250-318-5708.

The most up-to-date schedule is always available on erac.org.

Flammable Liquids

  • Oct. 8 & 16, 2019 – MD-UN – Saint Jérôme, QC
  • Oct. 16, 2019 – Drain-All Ltd. – Ottawa, ON
  • Oct. 17-19, 2019 – QM Environmental – Stoney Creek, ON
  • Oct. 22 & 23, 2019 – GFL Environmental Inc. – Saskatoon, SK
  • Oct. 29-31, 2019 – Ram Environmental Response – Kelowna, BC

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

  • Sept. 10 & 11, 2019 – Drain-All Ltd. – Ottawa, ON
  • Sept. 12 & 13, 2019 – Ontario Central Response Team – Barrie, ON
  • Sept. 13, 2019 – GFL Environmental Inc. – Prince George, BC
  • Oct. 9 & 10, 2019 – Plains Midstream Canada – Regina, SK
  • Oct. 17-19, 2019 – QM Environmental – Stoney Creek, ON
  • Oct. 29-31, 2019 – Ram Environmental Response – Kelowna, BC

First Responder Training

These events are held across Canada; instructors are ERAC full-time technical advisors with NFPA 1041 Level 11 Instructor credentials. Many of our responders are on-call firefighters in their community. If you’d be interested in attending or arranging training for your department, contact Lee Nelson, Operations Manager, at 250-318-5708.

LPG and Ammonia Firefighting Training

In conjunction with the Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) in Toronto, ERAC will hold half-day LPG and ammonia training sessions during the Canadian Firefighter Training Day on September 28. Registration is now open – spots are limited!

ERAC offers LPG Firefighting Awareness Training (available free online) as well as a two-day LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations Training on-site for first responders.

ERAC holds about 10 LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations Training events for first responders annually, with one day of classroom instruction and an additional day of “live burn” exercises.

Flammable Liquids Firefighting Training

  • Nov. 19 & 20 – Mississauga