WHO WE ARE
SCIMO is a non-profit organization founded in 1970. The Organization itself has no response personnel nor response equipment. The goals of the SCIMO Organization are to provide coordination, communication, cooperation, and advocacy on issues common to all members. The membership is comprised of representatives from local refineries, marine terminals, other petrochemical related industries, and Los Angeles area government emergency service agencies.
Southern California has one of the largest concentrations of refineries, petrochemical plants, heavy industry, and port operations on the West Coast. SCIMO members recognize their responsibility to protect neighbors in the surrounding communities. Its member agencies can be relied upon to provide response assistance through the Mutual Aid System whenever emergencies occur.
WHAT WE DO
SCIMO’s participating agencies maintain a core of highly trained personnel and a well-maintained pool of more than 70 pieces of specialized equipment, including high-volume Foam Pumpers, Foam Trucks, Foam Tenders, and specialized industrial rescue and hazardous materials vehicles.
SCIMO agency personnel can supplement Incident Command Teams with personnel and Industrial Hygiene Support for community monitoring during industrial emergencies. Operations are jointly controlled under the Unified Command System with local response agencies and SCIMO.
Response personnel from all the SCIMO member agencies are trained at nationally recognized industrial training centers such as Texas A&M University. This type of training is also offered at no cost to personnel of the various governmental emergency response partners paid by the SCIMO member agencies.
2021 SCIMO Officers
2nd Vice Chairman/Secretary
Torrance Refining Company
1st Vice Chairman/Treasurer
Valero Wilmington Refinery