CN earns 2012 TRANSCAER(R) national award for transportation emergency response training
MONTREAL, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) has
earned a 2012 National Achievement Award from Transportation Community
Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER®) in recognition of its
ongoing work to help communities understand the movement of hazardous
materials and what is required in the event of transportation
Through TRANSCAER®, CN works with partner chemical companies to support
communities with information sessions and training and simulations for
community leaders and first-responders about hazardous commodities.
The national TRANSCAER® award recognizes extraordinary achievements that
support the organization’s emergency preparedness efforts. CN has won a
National Achievement Award for four consecutive years.
In 2012, CN conducted more than 260 TRANSCAER® events in Canada and the
United States involving more than 4,400 participants.
Jim Vena, CN executive vice-president and chief operating officer, said:
“We are honoured to receive the TRANSCAER® award. CN is committed to
operating a safe railway and we work closely with the communities where
we operate to be ready to respond quickly to an incident.
“We are proud that CN’s continued efforts to go beyond the normal call
of duty to advocate and implement the principles of TRANSCAER® have
been recognized once again.”
CN – Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway
subsidiaries – spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver,
Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala.,
and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit,
Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul,
Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North
America. For more information on CN, visit the company’s website at www.cn.ca