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.
Safety culture 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.