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.

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Pipeline Finder App

Download the free Pipeline Finder App to view the location of the pipelines operated by Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) in your area. The app also includes emergency response guidelines and MPL's emergency number. After launching the app, red lines on the map represent the MPL pipelines in your area. Click on any of these to get additional details, including the pipeline’s name, products transported, diameter and operating pressure.

 Available on App Store    Available on Google Play
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Publications

A Guideline for Emergency Responder Agencies

Guidelines for Pipeline Emergency Response 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 Checklist

Click the thumbnail above to download the Pipeline Emergency Checklist for Emergency Officials.

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

 

Websites

www.marathonpipeline.com/interactivemap

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

https://www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov/PublicViewer/

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. 

http://papa.mindgrabmedia.com/Default.aspx

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.

 http://www.pipelineemergencies.com/

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.

 http://capabilities.pipelineawareness.org

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

http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/

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

http://www.pipeline101.com/

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