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Pipeline Emergencies Training Program

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation, has developed a new training program to help local emergency response agencies adequately respond to pipeline emergencies, and is currently holding regional Train-The-Trainer sessions to ensure local communities receive the crucial training. The Pipeline Emergencies training program equips experienced instructors to teach the pipeline safety curriculum to emergency responders in their regions. The course helps emergency responders understand pipeline operations, common products transmitted and distributed through them and tactical response guidelines to deal with accidents. 

The training is being conducted through normal fireman training facilities, and is coordinated through the local fire marshal organizations.  Since the pipeline industry is required to conduct liaison activities with local emergency response personnel, they will benefit by having their local emergency responders more knowledgeable about general types of pipeline emergencies.  The train-the-trainer schedule for 2005 is available online at the event website.

At the present time, this training is not being offered to industry.  However, copies of the training materials can be ordered for a nominal cost here.