EVENT INFORMATION

OOGEEP October Firefighter Workshop

LOCATION:

Held At The:
Wayne County Fire & Rescue Training Facility
2311 South Milborne Road
Applecreek, Ohio 44606

 

OILFIELD EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING WORKSHOP:

Responding to oilfield emergencies can be challenging work. This workshop teaches commonly used practices, references and standards. The workshop suggests methods which the attendee may find useful in implementing applicable codes, standards and legal requirements. It is offered to assist expert and experienced emergency responders in training service personnel in their organization.

 

WORKSHOP OUTLINE:

RESPONDING TO POTENTIAL DRILLING EMERGENCIES
Typical drilling practices in Ohio
Natural gas flaring at the drilling pit
Natural gas blowing but not burning
Natural gas blowing and burning under the rig
Drilling equipment terms

RESPONDING TO POTENTIAL PRODUCTION SITE EMERGENCIES
Typical production operations in Ohio
Crude oil leaks and spills
Natural gas leaks
Ground fires around tanks
Production equipment terms

EVALUATING THE EMERGENCY
Assessing the situation
Developing a plan of action
Developing a post-incident plan

RESPONSE RESOURCES
Using fire fighting agents
Key emergency response and oilfield terms
Interaction with state and private response resources

ODNR OILFIELD EMERGENCY RESPONSE INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

 

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS/EQUIPMENT:

The two-day training workshop includes both classroom and hands-on training sessions. Participants must complete the classroom session to participate in the hands-on training session. All hands-on participants must have completed a minimum 36-hour Ohio Volunteer Fire Fighter Course. Attendees are required to bring their own turnout gear on Sunday. A SCBA is not required, but may be used at the participant’s discretion. All hands-on training will take place outdoors.

 

REGISTRATION:

All REFUNDABLE registration fees must be paid prior to the Responding to Oilfield Emergencies Training Workshop unless specific arrangements have been made in advance. Each registrant
will receive a confirmation letter or notification that they have been placed on a “wait list.” Early registrations are encouraged because these workshops fill up quickly. No “walk-in” registrations are permitted. Limit of 4 participants per fire department in each class. Limit of 4 out-of-state participants per class.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations received two weeks in advance of workshop entitle the registrant to a full refund minus a 3% processing fee. Workshop registrants can be transferred. Refunds will not be made for “no shows”.

 

WORKSHOP CREDITS:

Upon completion of the 2-day training, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance, an “Oilfield Emergency Response Training Program” patch, and a class photo.
Reciprocating patches greatly appreciated.
Each participant 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.
Optional College Credit is also available through Hocking College. Qualified candidates must submit all appropriate documentation and payment directly to Hocking College. These college credit fees are not covered by OOGEEP. Information will be provided at workshop.

 

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS:

Econo Lodge                                     Hampton Inn
2137 E. Lincoln Way                          4253 Burbank Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691                          Wooster, Ohio 44691
330-264-8883                                    330-345-4424

Best Western                                   Hilton Garden Inn*
243 E. Liberty Street                           959 Dover Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691                         Wooster, Ohio 44691
330-264-7750                                    877-782-9444

*Offers discounted rates by mentioning OOGEEP Firefighter Workshops.

 

INSTRUCTORS/TRAINING FACILITY:

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTORS

Charles “Charlie” Dixon, OOGEEP Safety and Workforce Training Administration »
– Ohio Certified Fire/EMS Instructor/Educator.
– Fire Captain (retired).
– Over 36 years experience in emergency response, fire, and EMS education.
– 27 years experience in crude oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and production and instructing oilfield emergency responders.

Brent Gates, Fire Chief New Concord, Ohio
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– Ohio Certified Fire Instructor
– Over 35 years of experience in emergency response, fire education.
– At-Large Director with Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association
– President Southeast Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association

Rhonda Reda, OOGEEP Executive Director 
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– Over 26 years experience in various aspects of crude oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and production industry.

HANDS-ON INSTRUCTORS:

Charlie Dixon and Chief Brent Gates, Firefighting Team Leaders, along with a team of state certified fire instructors. Additional instructors for the hands-on portion include a variety of emergency responders from the Wayne County Fire & Rescue Training Facility.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

8:30 AM: Registration/Full Breakfast
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Classroom (Saturday) and Hands-On Training (Sunday)

 

2014 REGISTRATION:

(Please List Only One Person on Each Registration Form)

Download the 2014 Firefighter Brochure by following the link below or register online with our online registration form:

2014 Firefighter Brochure