EVENT INFORMATION

EVENT INFORMATION

OOGEEP October 2017 Firefighter Workshop

2017 RESPONDING TO OILFIELD EMERGENCIES WORKSHOP

LOCATION:

Wayne County Fire & Rescue Training Facility
2311 South Millborne Road
Applecreek, Ohio 44606

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)

OILFIELD EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING WORKSHOP:

While responding to oilfield emergencies is rare, it can be challenging.  Join more than 1,400 Ohio firefighters that have taken this class 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 workshop, 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
– 2016 USDOT Emergency Response Guidebook
– ODNR Oilfield Emergency Response Interactive Website
– Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association Emergency Response System

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 & CANCELLATION POLICY:

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. 

All applicable registration fees must be paid prior to the Responding to Oilfield Emergencies Training Workshop unless specific arrangements have been made in advance. Workshop registrants can be transferred. Any applicable registration fees will not be refunded for “no shows”.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS:

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

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

INSTRUCTORS:

Charlie Dixon, OOGEEP Safety and Workforce Director
– Ohio Certified Fire Instructor
– International Association of Drilling Contractors Rig Pass / SafeLand Instructor
– Fire Captain / Paramedic (Retired)
– More than 39 years experience in emergency response, fire and EMS education
– 29 years experience in crude oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and production and instructing oilfield emergency responders

Brent Gates, Fire Chief New Concord, Ohio
– Ohio Certified Fire Instructor
– Adjunct Instructor Ohio Fire Academy
– More than 38 years experience in emergency response, fire education
– President Southeast Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association

Along with a team of state certified fire instructors and emergency responders from the Wayne County Fire and Rescue Training Facility.

 


2017 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

– CLICK HERE FOR QUICK AND EASY ONLINE REGISTRATION.
– Download PDF then email to dquackenbush@oogeep.org
– Mail to OOGEEP at P.O. Box 187, Granville, Ohio 43023
– Call OOGEEP at (740) 587-0410, fax to (740) 587-0408

WORKSHOP BROCHURE:

Click HERE to download the 2017 Responding to Oilfield Emergencies Workshops brochure.