Throughout the year, Trans Mountain conducts more than 20 emergency drills at various sites along our pipeline right-of-way. These important exercises provide our response teams with valuable experience to respond in the unlikely event of an emergency. We work closely with stakeholders, first responders and communities in our operational areas to coordinate training and exercises in all seasons that simulate a variety of scenarios. To ensure the efficacy of our preparedness, regulatory agencies evaluate these drills.

Recently, we conducted a winter spill deployment exercise in Edson, Alberta. The scenario tested participants’ ability to respond to a spill, initiate containment and begin recovery operations on a frozen watercourse in difficult winter conditions. The two-day event included a session on dry-land equipment training with a focus on Ice Assessment and Safety Guidelines, including an overview of Trans Mountain’s winter response equipment. This was followed by an on-ice equipment training session and the winter spill deployment.

The strength of our Emergency Management Program is built on our commitment to anticipate, prevent, manage and mitigate in the rare event of an emergency. Trans Mountain mandates all employees and contractors undergo essential training to ensure their safety, as well as the protection of the public and the environment.

Interested in participating in an upcoming exercise or want to have an emergency response exercise in your community? Email [email protected] to be considered.