Supporting Communities Through Safety Partnerships

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Supporting Communities Through Safety Partnerships

We are committed to the safety and well-being of the communities near our operations. We fund initiatives that enable emergency personnel to respond quickly and effectively to local needs and focus on emergency preparedness, accident prevention and education, and training.
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Supporting First Responders

In 2014, TransCanada donated more than $1.3 million toward safety-related initiatives. Many of these contributions supported North America’s first responders.

One of TransCanada’s key partnerships involves an $825,000 donation to support the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and their 1.2 million emergency responders. In 2014, TransCanada was able to work with IAFC, the American Petroleum Institute, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, the National Association of State Fire Marshals and Shell to launch the Industry Emergency Response Portal. The portal, which provides information on pipelines and pipeline emergency-related training, represents the first of many partnership outcomes.

TransCanada’s partnership with IAFC is intended to aid in the development of education and infrastructure related to emergency response and preparedness in North America — especially around energy and pipeline safety. The partnership also enables IAFC members to take part in TransCanada’s regional emergency field exercises, experiencing and practicing responses to situations — such as hazardous materials response and rescue — that could occur at any pipeline location.

Safety Days

For TransCanada, building a culture of safety within the company and in the communities where we operate is important. That’s why we support the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program which provides training and resources for local communities to host a one-day event focused on community safety and health.

Safety Days allow TransCanada’s public awareness team to deliver underground utilities safety information and reinforce the message to call or click before digging.

By collaborating with organizations like Progressive Agriculture Foundation, Ag for Life and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, TransCanada ensures that Safety Day events receive the financial support they need to reach more communities across Canada and the U.S.


Learn more about how TransCanada is a leader in responsible stakeholder relations in the society section of the 2014 CSR Report.

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