September 18, 2017

Pipeline Emergency Resources

For Phillips 66, having safety as our top priority means committing our resources to build pipelines that meet the highest engineering standards and investing in the latest technology to maintain them. It means hiring the most qualified employees and training them well.

And it means—no matter how dedicated our prevention efforts—being prepared for a pipeline emergency should one occur. Local emergency responders are usually the first boots on the ground in an emergency, and as such play a crucial role in pipeline safety. With this in mind we provide resources, and support training, for those who would be called upon to respond in the event of an incident.

Phillips 66 maintains written emergency response action plans for each of its areas of operation. We are proud to provide area-specific plans, upon request, to emergency responders as a free resource. If you are an emergency responder and would like access to the Phillips 66 emergency response action plan for your area, please click here.

Our company has also participated in the National Preparedness for Response Program (PREP) since its inception. The primary elements of this program include, but are not limited to, notification drills, tabletop exercises and area-wide drills conducted by agencies. Drills like these serve to evaluate the thoroughness and effectiveness of the emergency response plan.

 Phillips 66 also promotes the pipeline emergency response training endorsed by the National Association of State Fire Marshals, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council. These online courses are free professional development opportunities for emergency responders and cover the basics of pipeline emergency response.

 We supplement our resources and training efforts with additional communication to emergency responders, by participating in Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings, providing annual pipeline safety information to emergency responders in our areas of operation and communicating through email campaigns throughout the year.

 Through sharing information, training and drills, and constant communication, Phillips 66 and emergency responders can be prepared to effectively protect the public.

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