Refinery Notifications is a system that will update subscribers through a text message, phone call or email when there is an event or incident at the Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. Commerce City Refinery. The system has been active since June, 2021.
Signing up for Refinery Notifications ensures that any time you can see, hear or smell something at the refinery that may prompt questions or concerns, you will hear about it directly from us.
For example, at the start of the fire training season for the Commerce City Refinery Fire Department, subscribers may receive a notification because the training may produce visible flames. Other examples include notifications about equipment repairs, maintenance, and startup/shutdown processes.
In the case of an emergency that requires immediate action by the community, consistent with Colorado law, we will alert the Adams County Communication Center Authority (ADCOM911) and Denver 911 and request activation of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to notify the community surrounding the refinery. IPAWS is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) national system used to notify people about hazardous conditions or emergent events that threaten lives or property. The use of IPAWS is restricted for use by alerting authorities that have been trained and approved by FEMA.