Collaborating with our communities to provide rail safety training
November 23, 2021
We work closely with our local and Indigenous communities throughout the lifecycles of our projects, from construction through to operation. Our collaborative approach extends to the safeguarding of people and the communities along the railway that connects our Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET) to our Midstream plants. From the outset of development of our RIPET facility, we committed to a long-term partnership with our communities and to maintaining an open dialogue around rail safety. To prepare first responders for the handling of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), we sponsor emergency LPG Firefighting Training in several communities along the rail corridor.
Working with CN Rail and Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC), we’ve helped to provide LPG firefighter training in Northern British Columbia (B.C.) since 2019. The initiative has brought additional training, equipment and support to 16 communities in B.C. for more than 110 local first responders. As part of our community emergency preparedness, we’ve also invested in emergency response equipment to provide local responders with a temporary command post in the event of an incident.