Kinder Morgan Canada (KMC) has developed a Liaison and Continuing Education Program to satisfy the regulatory requirements for regular contact with agencies that may be expected to respond to an incident. Liaison activities are conducted annually to meet the following requirements:

  • Consult with regulatory, and/or responding agencies about KMC emergency preparedness programs including security, during major updates of any emergency response plan, security plan or fire safety plan.
  • Liaise with agencies that could be expected to respond to an incident, on an on-going basis methods of Liaison/Continuing Education

The Liaison and Continuing Education program works in conjunction with the Public Awareness Program. The Public Awareness Program continuously provides education to our stakeholders, including pipeline neighbors, landowners and first responders.

In addition to the Public Awareness Program, KMC conducts a number of activities to ensure a strong relationship with response agencies. This may include any or all of the following communication methods:

  • Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) presentations;
  • Direct communication/consultation either by phone, email or face to face meeting;
  • Joint training opportunities, including KMC participation in external exercises/events; and
  • The Responder newsletter.

Community Awareness and Emergency Response

A Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) presentation is typically delivered to first responders to raise awareness about the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The presentation is offered to all communities along the pipeline right of way at least once every two years.

For communities that have storage tank facilities, a Tank Fire Awareness course is offered to the fire department every year to ensure they understand the fire fighting systems in place at the facilities and the hazards associated with very low likelihood tank farm fires.

From time-to-time, the CAER presentation has been altered and delivered to school groups, search and rescue groups and other special interest groups that are not first responders. KMC also attends community events with our response equipment and information regarding our emergency programs. We have attended Emergency Preparedness Week events in various communities and summer festivals, as well as conferences of all types in the communities we operate in.

To request a presentation, or to have members of the emergency management team come to your event, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

The Responder Newsletter

The Responder is a newsletter published twice annually and distributed to first responders along the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The newsletter highlights information about the emergency management program, including exercise learnings, opportunities for training, equipment updates and seasonal safety information.

The Responder Spring 2017

The Responder Spring 2016

The Responder Spring 2015

Emergency Response Plan Supplements

In addition to KMC’s Emergency Response Plans, our emergency management group has created additional resources on pipeline safety and emergency response.

This series of supplements has been developed to work in conjunction with any community Emergency Response Plans currently in existence. By understanding the measures outlined in this supplement, community members will be able to enhance community resiliency while supporting KMC’s efforts in creating a culture of pipeline safety and awareness.

Emergency Response Guidelines for Schools

Emergency Response Guidelines for Aboriginal Communities 

Emergency Response Guidelines for Local Governments & Fire Departments