Exercise "Vulcan" Final Report – ISR Report 6057-01-10


  1. Lavigne, S.
  2. Armitage, A.
  3. Dowker, S.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN);International Safety Research Inc, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) and Transport Canada (TC) conducted a flammable liquids emergency response full-scale exercise (FSX) known as Exercise “Vulcan”. This was a two day event which occurred on March 12 – 13, 2016, and was held at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), Maple Ridge campus. Exercise players were made up of 41 volunteer and "paid on call" firefighters from the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and surrounding region. This training and exercise program was developed in response to a recommendation from the TC Emergency Response Task Force (ERTF), as a result of the catastrophic derailment which occurred at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec in July 2013. The purpose of the FSX was to raise the level of awareness of firefighter communities, serving both rural and small communities, of the complexities and dangers in responding to train derailments involving the transportation of flammable liquids, primarily crude oil. It also served to inform players of the support available to them through TC and the Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) holder as well as to inform the development of a training standard which will ultimately be used across Canada. This event took place with the support of valued stakeholders including the national rail carriers (CN and CP Railway), the petroleum industry (Shell Canada), the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), the response contractor community and finally,
flammable liquids;crude oil;rail;derailment;ERAP;CANUTEC
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-C167 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2016
Number of Pages
Electronic Document(PDF)

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