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HAZMAT TRAINING

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CP's Awareness Training

 The objective of this training is to:

  • Explain why safety is an important aspect of railroad daily life
  • Locate CP transportation services in North America
  • Locate CP emergency response officers and equipment
  • Identify rail line owners and track location
  • Describe how to request Track Protection
  • Identify and explain the purpose of railroad paperwork
  • Describe how locomotives and rolling stock are identified and placarded
  • Explain how trains are secured

Register for our online training ​here

Emergency Training Exercises​

In the past five years, CP has trained over 20,000 emergency responders on HazMat response across North America.

Training exercises help to facilitate safe and efficient operations during a response. CP offers training on railroad incident emergency response for local emergency responders. Agencies that want training may contact Community Connect at 1-800-766-7912 or Community_Connect@cpr.ca​ who will connect you with your local HazMat Officer.

The training trailer is equipped with a variety of different valves, housings and other general service and pressure tank car appliances that a first responder will encounter when dealing with these kinds of rail cars. This allows local departments to apply midland capping kits as well a "C" kits for real world training.

The mobile trailer allows the HazMat Officers to take the rail yard to the Fire Department.

CP's Training Railcar – CP911


CP's training rail car, CP911, is a DOT111 general service car that has been converted into a training tank car for First Responders. It allows responders to see firsthand what they may encounter in the unlikely event of a derailment or Non Accidental Release (NAR). CP HazMat Officers will use CP911 to train responders on the construction, identifiable markings, valves, and general operations of a tank car.

CP911 will also complement existing training activities. We can bring First Responders into rail yards and conduct larger training events using the CP911 tank car to replicate Dangerous Goods incident response.

CP911 is one more resource available to the communities through which we operate in our ongoing commitment to safety.

Other online resources

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