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Teaming Up With Emergency Responders

Being prepared for an incident is an important part of our commitment to safety. Helping our partner organizations with their emergency response training is one of the ways in which we do that.

Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC), a not-for-profit emergency preparedness and response organization, used Gibsons’ Ernestown, Ontario, facility to conduct a simulated rail incident. The simulation is designed to prepare ERAC’s Ontario East Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) Response Team in the event of an incident involving dangerous goods. Transport Canada was also in attendance as an observer. The annual hands-on training is part of the stringent testing that ERAC responders must complete and pass every year.  Gibsons is a member of ERAC.

“At Gibsons, we take safety seriously,” said Stephan Guindon, Logistics Supervisor for Eastern Canada. “That’s why we’re committed to supporting ERAC with this important training.”

“These efforts for improvement in training evaluations will be rewarded with safe and successful emergency incident interventions for ERAC, our plan participants, like Gibsons, and most important of all, the public,” said Don Merriam, Operations Manager, LPG for ERAC.

For more information about Emergency Response Assistance Canada visit www.erac.org.