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#Pipeline operators prepare extensive emergency response plans reviewed by regulators and shared with local first responders and officials, ensuring everyone knows in advance who to call, what to bring, and what to do. #ReadytoRespond

#Pipeline operators regularly train their employees and practice their emergency plans to be ready for a pipeline incident. #ReadytoRespond

#Pipeline operators hold drills simulating an incident and practicing their response, and even practice deploying containment and cleanup equipment to make sure everything is ready to go if needed. #ReadytoRespond

#Pipeline operators work with local authorities, first responders, response contractors and other local stakeholders to practice and be ready for a pipeline incident. #ReadytoRespond

#Pipeline operators share their emergency response plans with local officials to ensure a coordinated response to an incident. #ReadytoRespond

The #pipeline industry is funding free, online training for first responders to gain pipeline-specific response training. Pipeline operators also provide tuition and expenses for local firefighters to attend pipeline emergency training. #ReadytoRespond

Pipeline releases, while rare, do sometimes occur.  #Pipeline operators work together with first responders, government representatives, and cleanup contractors to respond quickly, perform any cleanups, and investigate what happened. #ReadytoRespond

All #pipeline operators are required to have detailed emergency response plans describing how they will respond to any emergency. #ReadytoRespond

Pipeline #operators have teamed up with the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to offer free pipeline emergency training for first responders. #ReadytoRespond

The Pipeline Emergency Training Portal provides first responders access to information about what to expect in a #pipeline emergency and how to respond effectively. #ReadytoRespond 

Hands-on training provides the opportunity for first responders and operator personnel to be ready for a #pipeline-related emergency. #ReadytoRespond

Each year, #pipeline operators drill their personnel on emergency response techniques. Companies will host table-top sessions, equipment deployment drills, and full-scale exercises. #ReadytoRespond

Check out these resources supporting the free, online first responder training, describing priorities for managing a #pipeline emergency and presenting the basics of pipeline operations. #ReadytoRespond

While the primary goal is preventing incidents before they occur, #pipeline operators are ready to respond in partnership with first responders and government authorities to protect local communities and the environment. #ReadytoRespond
How Do Pipeline Operators Prepare in Advance for an Incident?
✅ Planning
✅ Training and Drills
✅ Equipment
#Pipeline operators plan for incidents in all seasons and circumstances. Plans even include what to do and how to respond to a potential incident under frozen water crossings. #ReadytoRespond

#Pipeline operators station emergency response equipment at points along the pipeline and arrange in advance for support personnel and equipment they can call on if needed to respond quickly to an emergency. #ReadytoRespond

#Pipeline operators work with local authorities, first responders, response contractors and other local stakeholders to practice and be ready for a pipeline incident. #ReadytoRespond


Additional Resources

Pipeline Issues: Emergency Response
Pipeline Questions Answered: Emergency Response