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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Saint John Fire Assisting After Train Derailment In Plaster Rock

The Saint John Fire Department offering some extra help after the train derailment in Plaster Rock. 

They were told early on that more command staff could be needed. A team of four from Saint John, headed to Plaster Rock early Thursday Morning, including Deputy Chief Joe Armstrong. 

He tells CHSJ NEWS, the Saint John team helped develop about fifteen incident action plans.

"We were glad too, that we could assist. We could go up there and we could help CN and more importantly help the community, so that the evacuees could get back into their homes safely," he says.

He tells us the situation was handled very well. Especially since, there were no injuries to anyone that lived in the area or any of the crews members.