BEAUMONT, Texas — If you're just south of downtown Beaumont or the Port of Beaumont Wednesday don't worry about all the fire engines you might see headed to ExxonMobil. It's only a drill.
The company's Beaumont complex will be simulating an evacuation due to a building fire at the facility for about four hours according to an ExxonMobil news release.
Specifically between 10 a.m. and about 2 p.m. Wednesday the company says "neighbors near our facility may notice an increase in associated activity and noise level, including sirens and emergency vehicles."
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From an ExxonMobil news release...
On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the ExxonMobil Beaumont Complex will conduct a planned emergency evacuation drill from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The drill will simulate our evacuation process in response to a building fire within our Beaumont Complex. During this time, neighbors near our facility may notice an increase in associated activity and noise level, including sirens and emergency vehicles. This drill is a part of the frequent safety training we conduct at the site to ensure awareness of necessary safety protocol. In an actual emergency situation, the community would be instructed by emergency response officials regarding any actions to be taken. Our main focus remains the safety of the public and our workforce.
Beaumont Fire Department will be participating in our drill as we regularly train alongside response agencies to ensure collaboration, expertise and an effective response in an emergency situation. Our response teams routinely simulate emergency scenarios with city and county teams to ensure preparation and coordination. We work closely with the city and county to coordinate mutual aid and off-site assistance, helping to safeguard our employees, contractors, neighbors and facilities.