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NFPA Standards Showcase

Posted by ryan.quinn Employee Jun 23, 2015

There is a great session today at 1:30 showcasing NFPA Standards activity including technical session updates, information about the standards development process as well as new projects

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What? The Lac-Mégantic Railway Disaster – A Town Destroyed and 47 Killed; Lessons Learned

When? Wednesday, June 24, 8:00-9:00 am

 

Who?

  • Denis Lauzon, Fire Chief of Lac Mégantic and incident commander for the disastrous event
  • J. Gordon Routley, PE, FSFPE, FIFireE; Division Chief, Montreal Fire Department

 

The story of the Lac Mégantic incident represents an important chapter in the modern era of risk management. On July 6, 2013, a runaway train composed of 72 tank cars transporting crude oil from North Dakota to the east coast derailed in the center of a town in rural Quebec. The resulting fire claimed 47 lives and destroyed the center of the community. The details will provide valuable lessons for attendees from several different sectors.