Ontario Great Lakes Division

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Emergency Disaster Services Team Assists with Rail Emergency Response Training & Real Emergency

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From August 5-9, 2014 The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team from London assisted with Rail Emergency Response Training in partnership with the City of London, CN/CP Rail, the Railway Association of Canada, and members of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. The multi-day awareness training provided participants with an understanding of hazardous material and dangerous goods rail emergencies.  EDS team members served break at the local rail yard twice each day for those participating in the training.  Lunch was also provided for instructors of the training sessions. On

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Salvation Army St. Thomas Recognizes First Responders

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Central United Church in St. Thomas filled with music on Saturday, June 14, 2014 in an effort to pay tribute to first responders in the area. Hosted by The Salvation Army, the free concert featured the York Regional Police Male Chorus as well as Venabrass, an ensemble of Salvation Army musicians. In the past, plaques have been given to the first responder agencies at a Sunday service, but this year the goal was to go a step further.  Captain Mark Hall, of the St. Thomas Salvation Army, says they have