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Oil and Ice Training ***No Spills Conference ***** Class Canceled******

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610 Woodmere Ave.
Traverse MI 49686

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Training includes:

  • Hands-on workshops and classroom instruction
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event

Attendee Level

  • Hazmat technician/specialist
  • First responders
  • Anyone interested in learning more about this topic
  • Basic/Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Event Focus

Featured topics:


  • Flammable gases
  • Hazmat
  • Leak Mitigation & Capping Kits
  • Emergency Response on Ice 


RE:     Cold Weather/Ice – Oil Spill Response Training

                        ********2023-02-03 Classes have been canceled **********


Dear First Responder:  


Canadian National is pleased to extend an invitation to attend the Cold Weather/Ice – Oil Spill Response Training in Traverse City, MI. as a part of  the No Spills Conference. This is training prior to the conference and your registration does not include your registration to the No Spills Conference. We will be holding three, one day duration courses approximately 8 hours to accommodate as many responders as possible. PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR DATE THAT YOU WISH TO BE IN ATTENDANCE.


This training opportunity will provide classroom and hands-on training covering the unique tactical, safety and recovery options that can occur with cold weather-related incidents.  Students will review and practice the safe and effective response to an oil release in sub-freezing conditions.


The training dates are February 13-15 with the class size limited to 50 people.  If you would like to attend, please sign up on the TRANSCAER web page, and look for the link under State of Michigan, February events.


Please be aware that the available training spots are on a first come first serve basis.  We will attempt to ensure that each agency will have a spot in one of the classes.


Classes will be held from 0900 to 1700 with registration and coffee starting 0900.


Students will be in the classroom for the morning reviewing response concepts, strategies and reviewing case studies. 


Lunch will be provided.


The afternoon session will be on the ice utilizing various hand tools and equipment.  Warm clothing suitable for on ice conditions is a requirement along with a USCG approved PFD (Mustang suit, float coat, work vest etc.).


If you know of any neighboring fire departments or mutual aid partners who would also benefit from this training, please pass along this information.


Canadian National looks forward to working with your departments and agencies toward our common goal of improving public safety.



Ken Collins


Dangerous Goods Officer/ US Midwest Division

 C: 715-210-0416/ CN Police 1-800-465-9239




Important Details

Required Safety Gear: Enter all required safety gear {e.g cold weather gear, personal floatation device or equivalent, safety shoes/ice.

Please advise the instructor(s) of any pre-existing medical condition(s) that may preclude you from participating in any field exercise. Stay hydrated and alert.

Be at the site by {TIME} for registration. Depending on registration and training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.

Registration will remain open until after the event. Walk-ins are welcome to register on-site at the training event, however we strongly encourage pre-registration.


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Ken Collins
Canadian National

1625 Depot Street
Stevens Point WI 54481

Phone  715-210-0416
Mobile  901-846-0569
Ken Collins
Canadian National

1625 Depot Street
Stevens Point WI 54481

Phone  715-210-0416
Mobile  901-846-0569