This fall, Laval’s Fire and Safety Department organized a train derailment simulation practice with its members and partners.
The activity took place in collaboration with the Public safety research and innovation centre (RISC Centre).
“Bringing together many organizations that would be called upon to intervene and take decisions during a rail accident involving dangerous materials, the scenario for this exercise was developed on the basis of a very real risk on the territory,” said Claude Lussier, head of operations division of the Laval’s Fire and Safety Department.
The initiative aimed to enable participants to better prepare, practice and update their knowledge of response procedures for such a disaster.
“It was also an excellent opportunity to discuss with stakeholders from the different organizations, and share our knowledge,” Lussier added.
The main goal of that exercise was to allow Laval’s emergency responders and main partners to practice managing a disaster occurring on the territory.
It also consisted of practicing the alert and the mobilization of the various services involved in the management of a major disaster, without forgetting to allow stakeholders from different departments to practice coordinating such an situation.
translated by Alec Brideau