The Great Lac Megantic Train Derailment & Fire
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Presenter: Stephan Bunker

This presentation will give a 10-year revisit to one of Canada's worst train disasters and review lessons learned view the community since the tragic event. Lac Megantic and the speakers home town of Farmington, Maine are sister cities, and who's fire department responded across international boundary lines. The presentation will highlight the elements of a "perfect storm" that led to the derailment and ensuing fire. Included will be a discussion of train operations, staffing, track maintenance, communications & language barriers breakdowns, government oversight, fire department response challenges and international relationships.

Location Name
Glen 206
Full Address
Calgary Telus Convention Centre
136 8 Ave SE
Calgary AB T2P 0K6
Session Type