Ways We Give: Safety Edition
Our safety first
culture is fundamental at Alliance Pipeline. We are serious about our zero
incidents goal and striving to be the most reliable, environmentally
responsible and safest transporter of natural gas in North America.
carries over into our community engagement. As part of our Community
Investment Program, Alliance Pipeline has established five focus areas
where we believe we can have the strongest impact. Safety is one of our five
funding priorities. At Alliance, the safety of the people who live and work
around our pipeline corridor is of vital importance, and we recognize the critical
role of local first responders – a role often done despite limited resources.
To support the
first responders in our communities, we have implemented the First Responders
Funding Program. This program will provide to eligible organizations up to
$5,000.00, once every three years, toward the cost of safety equipment and
training to help communities along our pipeline be ready to respond should an
emergency or disaster occur in their vicinity. Equipment and training that has
recently been funded includes self-contained breathing tanks, large diameter
hose for extinguishing fires, an Emergency Services Training facility, a Mobile
Simulation Program and volunteer fire fighter training.
For example, Alliance
recently donated $5,000.00 to the Masonville Fire Department for the purchase
of new turnout gear for their volunteers. Turnout gear is personal protective equipment and personal
protective clothing. The upgraded equipment will meet
National Fire Protection Association standards, and will help their members to
respond to emergencies safely.