Emergency Response Forum: Public/Private Partnerships
ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, the American Petroleum Institute, Harris County (TX), International Liquid Terminals Association, East Harris County Manufacturers Association, and San Jacinto College held an emergency response forum in Pasadena, Texas, aimed at connecting local industry leadership with local government officials and first responders. The forum focused on preparing elected officials and first responders for unexpected incidents, as well as raising awareness of industry actions on safety and emergency response. The event was free to all attendees and took place at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology at San Jacinto College, with Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia delivering a keynote address and facilitating an industry leadership panel. During his remarks, Commissioner Garcia singled out ExxonMobil Pipeline Company for its lead role in bringing the forum to fruition, working with his office, first responders community, trades, and operators to develop a program aimed at sharing experiences and best practices. Additionally, Nick Medina, Public and Stakeholder Engagement Manager for ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, moderated a session regarding an operator-provided pipeline emergency response training case study. Connecting our partners in the emergency response community is key to ensuring that we coordinate effectively, should an incident occur.