September 6, 2017
Phillips 66: Preparing for emergencies
At Phillips 66, safety and preparedness are always top of mind. We invest heavily in measures to reduce pipeline incidents and in training that will prepare our employees and emergency organizations to respond if one occurs.
Training efforts begin with our own people. All Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC employees have operations-level first responder training, so each one of them can provide critical help in an emergency whether its containing a pipeline release from a safe distance, keeping it from spreading or preventing exposure to community.
It’s also important that we educate first responders about our pipelines and what to do if an incident involving one occurs—and that we know how to work together in the unlikely event that one takes place. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with local emergency response agencies, training together at regular tabletops drills and exercises. Phillips 66 supports the efforts of the pipeline industry and its regulators to train response agencies for pipeline emergencies via courses like:
- PipelineEmergencies.com, an online and in-person training developed through a partnership between the National Association of State Fire Marshals and the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
- Pipeline Emergency Response Training, which offers everything from introductory pipeline emergency response courses to comprehensive advanced classes, sponsored by the industry collaborative organizations American Petroleum Institute and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines
We also provide emergency responders with critical information and resources through our website, including our emergency response plans, the U.S. DOT’s Emergency Response Guidebook, pipeline mapping information and pipeline emergency videos
Finally, for interested community members who are not first responders, we encourage Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) training—an opportunity to learn about disaster preparedness in their area. Training includes first aid and first responder assistance as well as basic disaster response skills like fire safety, light search and rescue, and other skills so CERT volunteers can assist others after a disaster when responders are not immediately available to help.
For more pipeline safety resources, and to learn more about us, please visit phillips66pipeline.com.