EVENT INFORMATION

OOGEEP’s November 2015 Firefighter Workshop

2015 RESPONDING TO OILFIELD EMERGENCIES WORKSHOP

 

LOCATION:

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.

Upon completion of the 2-day training, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance, an “Oilfield Emergency Response Training Program” patch, a class photo, OOGEEP Responding to Oilfield Emergencies Field Guide, and other materials. 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.

 

WORKSHOP OUTLINE:

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 & Natural Gas Exploration & Production
Fire Behavior Lab / Air Monitoring Exercise
Unified Incident Command
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
ODNR Oilfield Emergency Response Interactive Website
Ohio Fire Chiefs Emergency Response Plan

 

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 and SCBA for Sunday. 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. Workshop registrants can be transferred. Refunds will not be made for “no shows”.

 

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS:

Best Western
243 E. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691
330-264-7750 | www.book.bestwestern.com

Econo Lodge

2137 E. Lincoln Way, Wooster, Ohio 44691
330-264-8883 | www.econolodge.com

Hampton Inn
4253 Burbank Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691
330-345-4424 | www.hamptoninn.com

*Hilton Garden Inn
959 Dover Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691
877-782-9444 | www.hilton.com
*Offers discounted rates by mentioning OOGEEP Firefighter Workshops.

 

INSTRUCTORS/TRAINING FACILITY:

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTORS:

Charles “Charlie” Dixon, OOGEEP Safety and Workforce Director »
– Ohio Certified Fire/EMS Instructor/Educator.
– Fire Captain (retired).
– Over 37 years experience in emergency response, fire, and EMS education.
– 28 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 36 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 27 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, and emergency responders from the Wayne County Fire & Rescue Training Facility.

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

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

 

2015 REGISTRATION:

For registration and more information, download the
2015 Responding to Oilfield Emergencies Workshops brochure by following the link below:

2015 Responding to Oilfield Emergencies Workshops Brochure