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Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: City of El Paso Drill Conducted with Emergency Responders & Operators

One of the most important ways to prepare for pipeline emergencies is through conducting joint full-scale drills between first responders and pipeline operators.
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Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Scene Size-Up and Response to Seismic Events

As the diagram from the United States Geological Survey indicates, much of the United States is at risk of seismic events, specifically earthquakes.
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Overview of Pipeline Systems: Overview of Liquid Petroleum Pipeline Systems

There are over 218,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines in the United States. Uniquely different from natural gas pipelines, liquids lines transport a wide variety of products including refined petroleum products, CO2, crude oil, highly volatile liquids (HVLs), and biofuels to the end user.
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Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Pipeline Markers and Encroachments

The majority of pipeline systems are buried and are not visible to the naked eye. For this reason, pipeline operators utilize pipeline markers along their rights-of-way (ROW).
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Best Practices

"We attend local pipeline operator-sponsored training meetings and we post any and all information we receive from pipeline operators, like Kinder Morgan."- Sheriff Sal Rivera, Castro County, Texas Sheriff's Office

“Dunn County first responders attend the NDPA training in Killdeer each year. This brings them together and provides an opportunity to hear first-hand the correct way to respond to pipeline emergencies.”

“A PPT was created to show the hazards on wellpads and compressor stations and incorporated the use of the 4gas meters.”- Sean Thibodeault Mildred Fire Co., Mildred, PA

April is Safe Digging Month!

April is National Dig Safe Month! As the start of digging season begins, please remember to call 811- no job is too small to call!

Pipeline Markers

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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


WISER 5.4 Release Includes:

*More detailed bibliographies for much of the substance data

*Protective distance mapping now supports the export of KML (Keyhole Markup Language) on the WISER for Windows and WebWISER version

*Redesigned the WISER for Windows protective distance mapping capability

A set of WISER tutorial videos can be viewed here and videos can also be found in the training section of the NLM YouTube Channel.

NPMS iPhone app for PIMMA and Updates

The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) now includes Version 5 of the Commercially Navigable Waterway (CNW) data, which can be downloaded from the CNW Data Page. New Great Lakes Unusually Sensitive Area (USA) GIS Data is also now available for download.

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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