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Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Preparing for and Responding to Severe Weather Events

Officials maintain this year’s hurricane season has been the worst in U.S. history, with four major storms hitting portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region in rapid succession.
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Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Responding to a Carbon Dioxide Emergency

Carbon Dioxide ( CO2) is a heavy gas that may be transported through transmission pipelines as a compressed fluid.
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Overview of Pipeline Systems: Security related events in Pipelines and Emergency Responder Actions

The headlines tell the story: fossil fuels are under attack and likely will be for some time. Oil and natural gas exploration and production are the overarching targets,
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Keeping Pipelines Safe/ Practices & Protocols: Benzene Awareness

Benzene is classed as a hydrocarbon. It can be transported by pipeline as single commodity or as a constituent in petroleum products such as gasoline and natural gasoline condensate.
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Best Practices

“Our office holds several tabletops a year and our local LEPC has all the local pipeline operators in our county attend the local meetings once a year.”- Jerry Roberts, Osage County Emergency Management, CA

““We hold multiple tabletop exercises and have had first responder training provided by local natural gas providers and bulk providers such as Kinder Morgan.”

““We send our responders to the training courses that are provided, do tabletops and use actual scenarios.”

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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