As part of its ongoing commitment to safety and emergency preparedness, Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (KML) conducted an emergency response exercise on the Fraser River in Hope, BC on July 11 and 12, 2017. The purpose of the exercise was to confirm viable spill control points along the Coquihalla and Fraser Rivers and to refresh KML personnel on boom deployment and towing skills in a river environment. No oil or simulated product was released into the water during the exercise.

The exercise consisted of land-based spill response training, setup and deployment of equipment followed by an on-water deployment on the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers. KML-owned equipment and personnel were used, including containment boom and associated equipment, two response boats and an environment protection unit.

 Approximately 30-40 personnel, comprised of KML employees and contractors and District of Hope Fire Department, participated and assisted in the exercise.

KML is required by its regulators to have an Emergency Management Program that anticipates, prevents, manages and mitigates conditions during the unlikely event of an emergency. Regular training and exercises are integral to KML’s safety and emergency preparedness program to ensure a quick and efficient response.