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Emergency preparedness and response

While we work hard each day to prevent operational incidents at all of our Baytown area facilities, emergency preparedness and response remains a priority for all of our employees and contractors.

Emergency response teams: Prepared with a plan

ExxonMobil Baytown’s emergency response teams are 100 percent staffed by employee volunteers. More than 150 dedicated emergency responders undergo ongoing, rigorous training to ensure world-class response capabilities in times of natural disaster or emergency. We work closely with the City to coordinate mutual aid and assistance when help is needed off-site, helping to safeguard our employees, contractors, neighbors and facilities.

Our response teams routinely test our emergency notification equipment and simulate emergency scenarios alongside the City of Baytown to ensure we are thoroughly prepared and coordinated.

Shelter in place: What you need to know

In the event of a chemical release, emergency management officials or other authorities may advise residents to shelter in place. This means to stay inside homes or other safe structures and secure the building until notified that the situation is safe.

Shelter in place warnings are often precautionary, but they should always be followed. Listen to the radio or watch TV for information and instructions.

If at home: 

  • Tightly close all doors and windows; turn off air conditioners, heaters and fans.
  • Students shelter in place in schools. Parents should avoid going to pick up children unless school officials direct you to do so.

If at work:

  • It may be determined that the safest course of action is to stay inside the building.
  • While some employees may make a personal decision to leave, this decision should be made with the best available information.

Baytown Area “shelter in place” video

Hurricane preparedness
ExxonMobil Baytown Area is constantly monitoring weather conditions and preparing our infrastructure and people for the possibility of high winds and storm surge. We have a comprehensive plan, and we stick to that plan during severe weather emergencies.

Residents can stay informed and prepared by signing up for the City of Baytown’s Baytown Alert service.