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Lac Mégantic derailment leads topics for Williams Fire & Hazard Control foam school

Shortly after midnight on July 6, 2013, a runaway freight train consisting of 72 tank cars of Bakken crude oil derailed in the heart of the Canadian town of Lac Mégantic, QC. Downtown Lac Mégantic was immediately engulfed in a massive fire that claimed the lives of 47 people who had no opportunity to escape.

A presentation on the Lac Mégantic disaster by a division chief with the Montreal Fire Department will highlight the Williams XTREME Industrial Fire & Hazard Training May 1-5, 2016, in Beaumont, TX.

“A lot of incidents have occurred regarding transport of crude oil by rail but Lac Mégantic was the big event,” said Williams F&HC senior technical trainer Lee Hall. “An incident review would appear to be very timely.”

Lac Mégantic speaker J. Gordon Routley is a fire protection engineer and senior fire officer who has worked more than 45 years in the United States and Canadian fire service. He has been directly involved in many notable emergency incidents as either a participant or as an incident investigator.

In addition, XTREME will include a crude oil tanker exercise in its rotation of live-fire training conducted at the Beaumont Emergency Services Training complex. Participants are also scheduled to spend a day at the Tyco Williams F&HC plant in Port Arthur taking in demonstration of pumps, hose and big gun fire stream devices.

Registration for the 2016 Xtreme school has already exceeded the total enrollment of 156 students last year by nearly 15 students, Hall said.

 
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