For the last two years, EMSI has been working steadily with BP Brazil to prepare their Incident Management Team (IMT) for effective and efficient response to a simulated or actual incident. In September, 2013, the training’s benefits were finally brought to fruition when the government of Brazil required BP to manage a simulated response that would help determine future exploration in Brazil. From all accounts, the drill was a huge success and it established a new standard in Brazil.
BP Brazil established an ICP in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro and managed the simulated response from there. A branch was established in Porto Seguro to provide Branch Tactical Planning while the divisions and groups deployed resources and equipment to the simulated oil release. The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) regulated and evaluated the drill and praised BP for their successful completion of the drill and required demonstration of capability.
EMSI is proud to have been a part of this training and response program and enjoyed working with the Incident Management Team. Over the past two years, EMSI has presented BP with a series of ICS Position Courses, Team Training and Workshops. The IMT quickly learned ICS and the Operational Planning Process and they excelled in the development and execution of the Incident Action Plan. It was impressive what the BP Incident Management Team accomplished in a very short period of time.
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