Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual campaign taking place this year from May 1 – 7, 2022. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, which works in close collaboration with provincial and territorial emergency management organizations.

Safety is Trans Mountain’s top priority. With almost 70 years of operations, Trans Mountain’s Emergency Management Program outlines policies, procedures and processes designed to support our commitment to the safety and security of the public, employees and contractors, company property and the environment. In addition to our ongoing commitment to safety and emergency preparedness, Trans Mountain conducts spill deployment exercises throughout the year to ensure our employees receive the training necessary to protect themselves, the public, local communities and the environment during an incident.

Listed below are four tips to get you prepared in case of an emergency:

  • Know the Risks – Knowing the hazards that can affect your community/province so you can plan appropriately.
  • Make/Update your Emergency Plan – Create an emergency plan. An example of an emergency plan can be found here.
  • Build an Emergency Kit – Individuals and families should be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours. Some basics should include water, non-perishable snacks, a flashlight, emergency contact numbers, etc.
  • Stay informed – Sign up for your local emergency warning system.

Remember, disasters can strike at any time – being prepared can save your life.

Learn more about Trans Mountain’s Emergency Management Program here.