Resources for Emergency Responders

Pipeline incidents are rare, but if they occur, they require coordinated response efforts.  Use the resources below to learn more about the pipelines in your community and recommended emergency response protocols.




A Guideline for Emergency Responder Agencies

A Guideline for Emergency Responder Agencies

Provides guidance regarding initial pipeline emergency response actions and confining and containment techniques.   Developed by Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL)  for responders in MPL communities.
(PDF) 1.4 MB

More Publications

Pipeline Emergency Response Guidelines

Tips for safely responding to a natural gas or liquids pipeline emergency.  Includes a checklist of recommended initial response actions and an overview of product-specific hazards.  Developed by the Pipeline Association for Public Awareness.
(PDF) 14.6 MB

Pipeline Emergency Operations Standard for 911 Dispatchers

Recommended pipeline emergency operations standard for 911 dispatchers during the first minute of the call intake process. Developed by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) in partnership with the pipeline industry. Published by NENA for use in Public Safety Access Points (PSAPs)."
(PDF) 211 K



Find the general location of Marathon Pipe Line LLC's above and underground pipeline system in your community and information about the line.

View a map of transmission pipelines in your community.  Click “PIMMA” to request password-protected access to download GIS map files.  Managed by the U.S.  Department of Transportation.

Online training scenarios designed to increase pipeline emergency response readiness.  Includes product-specific scenarios and individual training scenarios for law enforcement, fire and 911.  Produced by the Pipeline Association for Public Awareness.

Pipeline emergency response training materials produced by the National Association of State Fire Marshals and the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Includes instructor training materials and a mobile application for iPhone and Android devices.  Also includes link to online training portal.

Free national database that tracks pipeline emergency response capabilities for agencies and pipeline operators.  Managed by the Pipeline Association for Public Awareness.

WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.

Pipeline 101 Website

Information about pipelines provided by the Association of Oil Pipelines and the American Petroleum Institute.