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Emergency preparedness and response

ExxonMobil Baytown’s emergency response teams are 100 percent staffed by employee volunteers.

About 200 dedicated responders undergo ongoing, rigorous training to ensure world-class response capabilities. We work closely with the city to coordinate mutual aid and off-site assistance, helping to safeguard our employees, contractors, neighbors and facilities. Our response teams routinely test emergency notification equipment and simulate emergency scenarios with city teams to ensure preparation and coordination.

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.

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

We constantly monitor weather conditions and prepare our infrastructure and people for the possibility of high winds and storm surge. We have a comprehensive plan for severe weather emergencies.

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