First responders – our partners in pipeline safety


TransCanada doesn’t take local knowledge for granted. The company has been drawing on the knowledge and training of local first respondents and regularly collaborating with them for decades to ensure everyone knows what to do in the unlikely event of a pipeline incident. They have even had nearly 40 years of collaboration together with the local first responders in Englehart. But since a proposal has been made to convert a section of the Canadian mainline to oil transportation for the Energy East Pipeline, the team has gone back to Engelhart and many other communities along the proposed project in recent months with another purpose– to prepare emergency response plans (ERPs) that are very specific to an oil pipeline and take local requirements into consideration. ERPs describe procedures and resources used to conduct an efficient and coordinated response to an emergency in order to protect and mitigate impacts to the public and responders, property and the environment. This is TransCanada’s way of preparing for all aspects and ensuring that pipeline safety will remain their number one priority for their highly critical Energy East project. Click this link to find out more about it…

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