Wildfire season is off to an early start in parts of Canada, raising concerns about what the rest of the year will bring. Communities have already faced evacuations, and some energy companies have been forced to shut down facilities for safety reasons. So far, transmission pipeline operations have not been affected, however members of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) are prepared for any eventuality.
With more than 118 thousand kilometres of transmission pipelines stretching across the country, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) members plan and prepare for every conceivable emergency. They practice frequently… with their own teams, with first responders and even with their competitors. And they’re on the lookout – every second of every day – for any threats that could impact the safety of their systems.
So, when there’s a wildfire nearby, pipeline operators know what to do to protect the safety of the community, employees and infrastructure.
Wildfires are especially unforgiving – they wreak havoc on lives and communities. CEPA’s members are confident in their ability to keep people, communities and their facilities safe during natural disasters, such as wildfires, by having plans and preparations at their fingertips to deal with these potentially devastating hazards.
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