Prevention is our first priority. But, if an emergency situation occurs, we are prepared.
Preparedness means developing integrated response plans based on expertise, planning and teamwork. Enbridge, the operator of Vector Pipeline, has an Emergency Response Program in place that will, as necessary, promptly and effectively shut down the pipeline, dispatch responders and take measures designed to protect the safety of the public, employees and the environment.
We provide information about our systems and transportation products to local fire, police and ambulance services, and we have regular training exercises in select locations throughout the year to keep employees' skills fresh. We work closely with local fire departments and emergency responders to plan ahead, and we also conduct mock emergency drill exercises to practice emergency preparedness. Landowners and neighbors help reduce the potential for an emergency by observing right-of-way safety precautions to help prevent accidents.
Our public safety priority incorporates high-operating standards and comprehensive maintenance programs. These include 24/7 computerized monitoring by trained operators, internal electronic inspection, aerial patrols (and in some cases foot patrols) of right-of-way, periodic hydrostatic pressure testing, ongoing training of pipeline maintenance and emergency response crews, along with other extensive employee training programs. We also have proactive public education and community outreach programs.
In addition, Enbridge's employee safety programs have had outstanding results and received industry recognition due to the low number of work-related injuries.
What to do during an emergency