Joint Emergency Management Exercise

Working together for Canada

This is how CEPA members prepare to respond in case of an emergency in YOUR community.

CEPA members have extensive emergency response plans in place for every single one of their pipelines. If an emergency arises, they have planned, practiced, and are prepared to respond safely and efficiently.

But there are many individuals and organizations that are involved in responding to an emergency, including at the community level.

The Joint Emergency Management Exercise (JEME) is an opportunity for you to experience one of the many ways that the Canadian transmission pipeline industry prepares to respond in the case of any emergency.

This exercise will emphasize the role of municipal leaders and emergency response officials in responding to an incident.

As an observer of a guided table top exercise and through a series of informative displays, you will learn:

  • How industry responds when an emergency situation is identified
  • The role of municipal and community officials in responding to an incident
  • When and how government and regulators are brought in during an emergency response
  • How industry uses advanced technology and innovation to prevent incidents

 

The Joint Emergency Management Exercise will highlight:

The Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement (MEAA)

To strengthen the industry’s ability to be prepared for, and respond to an emergency situation, CEPA members agreed to a Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement (MEAA) in November 2013. This agreement means that during a significant emergency situation, CEPA member companies can call upon each other to share additional human resources, equipment and tools to increase their existing emergency response capabilities.

For the MEAA to be effective, it requires true collaboration across the industry, which is why we are activating the agreement through the CEPA Joint Emergency Management Exercise. This exercise will test the capabilities of member participants responding to an emergency situation in which the MEAA is activated, and use a common Incident Command System (ICS). It will be a functional emergency response exercise, which means it will simulate a major emergency, but it will not involve moving people or equipment to a real site.

Incident Command System (ICS)

In the case of large incidents, many pipeline operators use ICS, which is a management system used for the command, control and coordination of an emergency response. ICS training and emergency response exercises ensure responders are familiar with ICS terminology, command structure and procedures.

Emergency Response Equipment

In addition to the opportunity to experience how the transmission pipeline industry assess its ability to collaboratively respond to a simulated emergency response and your role in that response, this event will showcase some of the equipment that can be used in emergency response.

The equipment display will include boats, response vessels, skimmers, vacuum trucks and other specialized equipment that pipeline operators have at the ready to respond to emergencies in different terrains and seasons. Experts will be on hand to explain how the equipment works and how important they are to emergency preparedness and response.

Event Details

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

CEPA Reception and equipment display
5:00pm-7:00pm
Shaw Centre – Canada Hall

RSVP by August 20

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tabletop Exercise and displays
7:30am – 5:00pm
Shaw Centre – Canada Hall

RSVP by August 20

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Event Details

CEPA Reception and equipment displays

CEPA is hosting a reception the evening before the JEME tabletop exercise. All JEME attendees are invited to join CEPA at the reception.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Shaw Centre – Canada Hall
55 Colonel By Dr.
Ottawa, ON

RSVP by August 20, 2018

JEME Tabletop Exercise and displays

This day will include a comprehensive introduction to industry’s emergency preparedness, response capabilities, and the role of government in emergency response.

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:30am – 5:00pm

Shaw Centre – Canada Hall
55 Colonel By Dr.
Ottawa, ON

RSVP by August 20, 2018