NVFC Launches FREE Online Training for Pipeline Incidents

Does your department serve a community that contains pipelines? If so, your personnel need to be prepared for pipeline incident response. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has launched a new online course funded in part by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to help volunteer responders increase their operational preparedness, readiness, and awareness of pipeline hazards so they can respond safely and effectively.

Pipeline Response PREP: Achieving Organizational Readiness for Pipeline Emergencies teaches fire department personnel about different types of pipelines and how they impact emergency response considerations, the role that effective risk management plays in preparing for and responding to a pipeline incident, and key resources to conduct pre-incident planning, increase preparedness, and improve response.

This training is part of the NVFC and PHMSA’s Fire Department Pipeline Response, Emergency Planning, & Preparedness (FD PREPP) initiative to improve responder safety and better protect communities by providing resources, tools, and training regarding pipeline incidents. Learn more about the initiative and access the FD PREPP Toolkit at www.nvfc.org/pipelines.

Take the FREE online training here.