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NASFM honours ExxonMobil with transportation safety award

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The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), a national organisation whose members include the most senior fire officials in the United States, has awarded ExxonMobil with the esteemed Norman Y. Mineta Excellence in Transportation Safety Award.

NASFM honours ExxonMobil with transportation safety award

The ExxonMobil organisation is recognised for having one of the safest years in Exxon Mobil Pipeline Company’s (EMPCo) history and their industry-leading safety preparations for the upcoming buildout of a network of CO2 and H2 pipelines. By empowering personnel to identify and strengthen critical safeguards to mitigate risk in potential consequence areas, ExxonMobil takes on the challenge of emerging fuels pipelines and storage facilities while maintaining exceptional safety standards.

The Norman Y. Mineta Excellence in Transportation Safety Award is an honour awarded to individuals or organisations who have shown a significant and lasting contribution to product, material and human safety. Named after its first recipient, former US Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta, the award recognises achievements in transportation safety standards that exceed the minimum requirements.

“The way ExxonMobil engages with fire fighters is a great example of how companies and first responders should work together to yield the highest level of public safety and awareness,” said Chief Butch Browning, NASFM Executive Director.

“It is an honour to receive this award on behalf of ExxonMobil. We are proud that our focus on safety and operational excellence is recognised by one of our most important stakeholders, first responders,” said Steve Yatauro, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company President.

Since 2005, 11 organisations or individuals have received the Norman Y. Mineta Excellence in Transportation Safety Award. ExxonMobil’s recognition marks the first award since Former NASFM Presidents and State Fire Marshal Bill Degnan in 2016.

The award was presented to EMPCo VP of Operations Saul Flota at the NASFM Annual Conference on 31 July 2023, in Wilmington, North Carolina.



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