Calumet evacuation drill planned for Nov. 12

Calumet Montana Refining is conducting an evacuation drill at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 12.

The drill is expected to last about one hour. Community members may hear the whistle used in this drill with a series of blasts and one long blast, but should not be alarmed.

“This is only a drill exercise and there is no emergency,” according to a Calumet release. “Safety is the top priority for Calumet and exercises such as this one are designed and practiced to maintain the safest possible operations.”

Calumet regularly practices response drills with partner agencies to prepare for spills, fires, severe weather events and other challenges that may impact plant operations.