Red Deer County received a donated prop, a railcar “Dome” from the Red Deer branch of GATX. This dome is a removed portion from a dismantled railcar that has been retrofitted with working valves and components to function the same as a working car. Future plans for the prop include plumbing water and air to the valve system to allow for simulated leaks of a vessel.
This prop is an amazing addition to Red Deer County Fire Services. Having this type of equipment at our disposal allows our firefighters to have hands on, realistic training, without adding any additional risks to the students. This prop will be used when training Red Deer County Fire Service members to respond to hazardous material incidents safely and effectively.
Thank you to Tyler and the staff from GATX.