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Our employees receive the training necessary to protect themselves, the public, local communities and the environment during an incident.  

Training is provided to enable Inter Pipeline employees to perform their designated emergency responsibilities. Training is reinforced by conducting regular emergency response exercises and we make reasonable efforts to coordinate all training and exercise plans with key stakeholders and communities.

There are several types of emergency response training available to our employees. At a minimum all employees who could potentially be involved in an emergency response receive Incident Command System (ICS) Level 100 training, training on emergency response plans, and operations personnel also receive spill responder training.

Response exercises allow us to practice the knowledge and skills received in training, identify areas of future training priority and areas to improve current emergency procedures or equipment, as well as engage with local response agencies.  Exercises are also an opportunity to share information with first responders and stakeholders to understand each other’s roles and responsibilities in the unlikely event of an incident.

Our Field Initial Response and Support Team (FIRST) and Corporate Emergency Management Team participate in exercises each year. At a minimum, each Inter Pipeline operational district participates in two exercises per year, which may be a deployment, tabletop or functional exercise. These exercises test different areas and scenarios and are held in communities where we operate.

The Corporate Emergency Management Team is required to participate in at least one full scale exercise every two years and a workshop, tabletop or drill annually as they are responsible for standing up the corporate Emergency Operation Centre to support field operations during an incident.

To request participation regarding upcoming exercises, or to have your community considered as a location for an exercise, please e-mail and we will do our best to accommodate your request.