Three emergency drills to take place at the BP Cherry Point Refinery

Officials with the BP Cherry Point Refinery are warning neighboring communities of three upcoming emergency drills scheduled to take place in November and December in the early morning.

The emergency response team drills will include the sounding of an evacuation alarm during the refinery’s night shift at 2 a.m. on November 21, December 9 and December 16, according to a recent statement.

“The purpose of these drills is to provide ongoing training to the emergency response teams and to ensure the capability of each shift emergency response team to respond to scenarios based on credible refinery process safety risks,” read the statement.

The drills are conducted once a quarter each year.

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