Athéna Full-Scale Exercise Summary Report – ISR Report 6074-01-14


  1. Armitage, A.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN);International Safety Research Inc, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Transport Canada in partnership with Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), conducted the Athéna full-scale exercise on February 25 and 26, 2107, at the Institut maritime du Québec (IMQ) in Lévis, Quebec. The objective of the exercise was to make first responders aware of the unique aspects of responding to derailments involving Class 3 flammable liquids. The exercise was the result of a valuable partnership between industry and the Government to highlight the capabilities and resources that industry can provide to support first responders in their response to such incidents. This initiative is in direct response to the 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The exercise is part of the program to increase first responder awareness that started in March 2016 with Exercise Vulcan in British Columbia and that ultimately seeks to support the development of a national training program for first responders. The exercise consisted of two days of events and online training taken by participants before the exercise. The first day of the exercise was conducted in a classroom and involved a number of demonstrations and presentations from industry specialists. The second day centred on a hands-on response in the form of a series of activities based on scenarios involving flammable liquids. An evaluation methodology was established to record the strengths and areas for improvement identified throughout the exercise. Participants’ knowledge

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flammable liquids;petroleum crude oil;railway;derailment;emergency response plan;CANUTEC;Athena
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-C246(E) — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2017
Number of Pages
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