As part of its ongoing commitment to safety and emergency preparedness, Kinder Morgan Canada conducted an emergency response exercise on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at its Edmonton Terminal located in Sherwood Park. The purpose of this exercise was to practice emergency response plans and equipment deployment under winter conditions.

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The exercise covered ice safety including rescue, review of the company safety protocol for working on ice-covered water bodies, as well as the demonstration and practice of ice response techniques and the use of an ice auger and chainsaw. About 30 people attended the drill including KMC staff, Western Canadian Spill Services (WCSS) and Alexander Fire (Alexander First Nations). KMC winter equipment was validated and proved effective for cutting out ice blocks and creating an ice slot which would be used for oil containment and recovery. The exercise was a success as participants demonstrated a strong aptitude for working on ice covered water bodies.

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