EVENT INFORMATION

OOGEEP Firefighter Training

2018 RESPONDING TO OILFIELD EMERGENCIES TRAINING

October 6 – 7, 2018  |  November 3 – 4, 2018

Registration Options:
– Click on preferred date above for easy online registration.
– Click here to download the Responding to Oilfield Emergencies brochure.
– Contact Catherine Watkins at (740) 587-0410 or cwatkins@oogeep.org.

ABOUT THE TRAINING
While responding to oilfield emergencies is rare, it can be challenging. Join more than 1,400 Ohio firefighters that have taken this training to learn common practices, references and standards used by both the oil and gas industry and the fire service. The two-day training will focus on incorporating classroom presentations, activities and “hands-on fire behavior labs” to offer insight into how oil and gas is explored, drilled and produced, and the importance of establishing a unified command in the event of an emergency.

Upon completion of the training, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance, an “Oilfield Emergency Response Training” patch and challenge coin, class photo, field guide, spill response kit, Class B Foam and many other materials. (Reciprocating patches and challenge coins are greatly appreciated). Participants will also receive documentation for up to 12 CEU contact credit hours. These CEU credits must be approved by each department’s Fire Chief in accordance with State Fire Training regulations.

RESPONDING TO POTENTIAL DRILLING EMERGENCIES 
– Drilling Methods: Vertical, Directional, Horizontal
– Flaring Operations while Drilling
– Well Control
– Well Completion
– Introduction to Drilling Equipment and Terms

RESPONDING TO POTENTIAL PRODUCTION SITE EMERGENCIES 
– Production Methods: Artificial Lift / Natural Flow
– Control Equipment: Well Heads, Valves, Separators, Compressors, etc.
– Crude Oil Leaks, Spills, and Containment
– Natural Gas Leaks, Natural Gas Liquids / Condensate Spills, Vapor Containment
– Crude Oil and Condensate Transportation

EVALUATING THE EMERGENCY 
– Situational Understanding of Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production
– Air Monitoring Exercise
– Fire Behavior Labs: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids, Crude Oil
– Role of Unified Incident Command for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Emergencies
– Developing and Implementing Incident Action Plans
– Developing and Implementing a Post-Incident Plan

RESPONSE RESOURCES 
– Pre-Planning with Local EMA and Crude Oil and Natural Gas Industry
– Firefighting Foam and Other Firefighting Agents
– Chemical Disclosure / Chemical Identification Exercises
– USDOT Emergency Response Guidebook
– ODNR Oilfield Emergency Response Interactive Website
– Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association Emergency Response System