First Responders

We believe the rail industry can enhance safety by working closely with communities and their First Responders. We engage by sharing information about our safety programs, notification and response protocols, and the training we can offer in support of our mutual goal to protect public safety.

Training for First Responders

CN is one of three recipients of the prestigious Responsible Care® Partner of the Year award of the American Chemistry Council. The award recognizes the strong performance and safety record of companies involved in the transportation, handling and marketing of chemicals. CN also earned a National Achievement Award from Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER®) in recognition of our ongoing work to help communities understand the movement of dangerous goods and what is required in the event of transportation incidents.

Training sessions for emergency responders are ongoing, including a one-week CN-sponsored Tank Car Specialist training course for firefighters, a one-week course for emergency response contractors, and a Crude-By-Rail course for firefighters. Emergency response officials can contact us to arrange a training session for your department.

First responders along CN's network can request the app by emailing AskRail