BP Canada Energy Company

BP Canada Energy Company

September 10, 2009 09:00 ET

BP Canada Participating in Joint Field Exercise With City of Fort Saskatchewan

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2009) - BP Canada's Fort Saskatchewan Fractionation and Storage Plant and the City of Fort Saskatchewan Emergency Services will be participating in a joint field exercise on the morning of September 10, 2009, from approximately 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

The exercise will involve a simulated pipeline leak, which is designed to test BP's Emergency Response Plan and interaction with government agencies. The exercise will take place within Fort Saskatchewan city limits on Secondary Highway 636 (Township Road 550).

"Emergency preparedness is a critically important component of our business," said Rick Danilkewich, BP's Fort Saskatchewan Area Manager. "This exercise will allow us to test our Emergency Response Procedures as well as provide a great learning experience for all involved."

Residents of Fort Saskatchewan do not need to take any action; however, it is possible that portions of the Josephburg Highway may be closed as part of the exercise. Traffic will still be able to travel on the highway, with some possible delays.

Contact Information

  • BP Canada
    Melanie Ostopowich
    (403) 233-1033
    City of Fort Saskatchewan
    Merlin Klassen
    Director Protective Services / Fire Chief
    (780) 992-6268