MARKHAM AND MIDFIELD, Texas – March 28, 2018 – The Equistar Pipeline Operations (EPO) of LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, selected the Markham and Midfield Volunteer Fire Departments to each receive $1,500 in funding for firefighters to attend training alongside its Emergency Response Team.
“We place great value on our first responders and are committed to assisting them however we can,” said Scot McClure, site manager of LyondellBasell’s Equistar Pipeline Operations. “I’m proud that our donation will help strengthen the mutual aid relationship between our pipeline facility and our local fire departments.”
The donation will enable one firefighter from each fire department to attend a two-day industrial fire training school at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in College Station, Texas. TEEX is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response and workforce training, exercises, technical assistance and economic development. At TEEX, firefighters participate in intensive training courses taught by different guest instructors, each experienced in specific areas of emergency response.
TEEX operates the world’s most comprehensive emergency operations training complex. Additionally, TEEX is home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, which has been preparing emergency responders to combat natural and man-made disasters since 1998.
EPO operates and maintains 1,400 miles of pipeline in Texas and Louisiana. Additionally, EPO oversees two storage facilities in Texas – Markham and Mt. Belvieu. Both the Markham and Midfield Volunteer Fire Departments would support the Equistar Pipeline Markham Storage Facility with mutual aid in case of an emergency. For more information about EPO, visit www.lyb.com/pipeline.
In addition to providing local assistance through donations, employees of LyondellBasell’s advance solutions in our community each year through volunteerism, fundraising, guest teaching and speaking engagements, hosting site tours and holding board positions in several local organizations. Contributing to many causes around the world, LyondellBasell employees are committed to being a responsible, good neighbor. To learn more about how the company is advancing our communities, click here.
About LyondellBasell LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its 13,400 employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, and improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road. LyondellBasell sells products into approximately 100 countries and is the world's largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2018, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” More information about LyondellBasell can be found at www.LyondellBasell.com.
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