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Dedicated to community safety

CP's Hazardous Materials and Emergency Response Officers travel across the network training local first responders on tank car 101, tank car fire suppression, locomotive extraction and demonstrating CP's emergency response capabilities. The assets and expertise CP can provide support the protection of life, safety, and environment for the public and railroaders. CP has a network of resources and personnel to help manage emergencies.

Training exercises help to facilitate safe and efficient operations during a response. To maximize the training's reach, these events can be held over multiple days to ensure numerous fire halls and shifts have the opportunity to participate and develop the knowledge within their response region.

In 2019, CP Emergency Responders headed to Southern Alberta to work with Medicine Hat and Cypress County Fire Fighters in a two-day event. Using physical assets, fire fighters simulated fire suppression and a locomotive rescue of a victim in medical distress.

Maintaining safe operations is a responsibility CP takes very seriously. Our commitment to customers and stakeholders is to protect our people, the public, our customers' goods, our communities and the environment. Providing training to the community first responders is part of this commitment. In addition to training, CP offers mutual aid to stakeholders, customers and the communities in which we operate. This is a core tenet of CP's emergency preparedness and response strategy.

The CP HazMat team aims to ensure first responders are more than ready to handle any situation[VD1]  thrown their way. Our goal is to provide piece of mind to communities that there are well trained, qualified responders in the unlikely event of an incident to support them.

Learn more about CP's Emergency Response network and mutual aid capabilities.