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Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Lower Colorado River Pipeline Functional Exercise

On April 13, 2017 Kinder Morgan facilitated a wide scale, worst-case discharge functional exercise in Yuma, Arizona.
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Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Responding to a Natural Gas Pipeline Incident

While natural gas pipeline incidents are rare, when they do occur it is important for first responders to be aware of the unique properties of natural gas and how to respond appropriately.
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Overview of Pipeline Systems: Emergency Responder’s Role in Pipeline Safety Management Systems as a Key Stakeholder

In July 2010, a segment of pipeline, located less than a mile downstream of a Marshall, Michigan pump station, ruptured releasing heavy crude oil into the Talmadge Creek.
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Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Integrity Management Programs-Pipeline Company Activities in High Consequence Areas

The Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 was developed to place requirements on transmission pipeline companies to prepare and implement integrity management programs (IMP).
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Best Practices

“Sweetwater County Emergency Management hosts the Green River Basin Pipeline Association meetings, attends the WyPA Pipeline Awareness seminars, facilitates the Little America Corridor meetings and attends any training opportunities that are presented by pipeline operators.”

““We read The Responder publications faithfully and share articles and training opportunities with the first responders in our area. We attend local pipeline operator-sponsored training meetings annually.” –Gerry Beckner, Director, Guernsey County Emergency Management Agency, Cambridge, Ohio

First Responder Training Video Series

Learn how to safely and effectively respond to a pipeline emergency, how pipelines work, how different products impact response, response leading practices, how to better prepare to respond to pipeline incidents and roles in pipeline response. Videos feature interviews with pipeline and emergency response experts, covering a wide variety of emergency response disciplines. Videos available at


NEW Update- A set of WISER tutorial videos can be viewed here and has been released to introduce and demonstrate WISER functionality. The videos can also be found in the training section of the NLM YouTube Channel. They include a dive into the information provided by a known substance as well as a demonstration of WISER's protective distance mapping feature.

NPMS Launches iPhone app for PIMMA

The National Pipeline Mapping System has launched an iPhone app for PIMMA. It can be accessed by searching for "pipeline information" on the App store. You will need your PIMMA username and password to use the PIMMA iPhone app. To access the National Pipeline Mapping System online and locate transmission pipelines in your area, please go to

Did you Know….

811811 is the nationally recognized number to notify utilities of pending excavation activity so that utilities can properly locate underground assets. Locating services are free. Help us spread the word for safety ...Call 811 before you dig!


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