Training and Exercises

Our training includes working with our employees and with external contractors, emergency management officials, emergency responders and other organizations as an extension of our Stakeholder and Community Awareness activities.

All TNPI employees participate in Incident Command System (ICS) training and learn emergency activation and response techniques.

We also regularly test our protocols through training exercises, allowing us to practice our response skills and test procedures in a safe environment. These scenario-based response exercises simulate the release of product from our pipelines due to a range of factors including damage caused by third-party excavation, sabotage, natural disasters, operator error, defects and other factors.

TNPI employees and contractors as well as local emergency management officials, emergency responders, regulators, and other agencies participate in these activities.

Each year we hold a minimum of two table-top exercises in each province where we operate (Quebec, Ontario, Alberta) and one full-scale, field exercise, alternating between Alberta and Ontario/Quebec.

Consistent with our commitment to continuous improvement, we complete an evaluation after every exercise and enhance our training and stakeholder relations activities as required.

If you are an emergency management official, emergency responder, municipal official or are employed by another agency or organization and are interested in participating in an upcoming exercise or would like us to consider conducting an exercise in your community, please contact us at