Pipeline Emergencies - Technician
This course covers regulatory overview, pipeline safety and prevention subject matter. Class participants will complete exercises using the Emergency Response Guidebook and product MSDS. Days 1-3 cover Pipeline Awareness and Operations, days 4-5 cover response to pipeline emergencies. Training will be conducted through both lecture and field scenarios. This course is only taught at Brayton Fire Field.
Number of Students:* 12 minimum /30 maximum
Instructor Staff: One (1) Instructor / One (1) Technician
Who should Attend: Public employees who are likely to witness or discover releases from the many pipelines that cross their jurisdiction. This includes fire, rescue, EMS, law enforcement, Incident Commanders, and other Local/State/Federal officials. This course is intended to cover regulatory, pipeline safety, and prevention subject matter. In addition to these areas the class participants will complete exercises using the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
Note: All HMEP Hazardous Material Courses offered through TDEM are compliant with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120, EPA 40CFR Part 311, NFPA Standard 472 and qualify for TCOLE credit.
”Due to the nature of Hazardous Material training, you may be required to perform some physically strenuous activities for this class which may include wearing PPE. Therefore, we recommend all students have a current physical examination prior to class start date.”
- Describe the concepts, principles, and components of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and explain the requirements for NIMS compliance.
- Describe the Incident Command System (ICS) and its application as a tool for safely managing pipeline incidents.
- Describe the size-up process for determining the operational modes, strategic goals, and tactical objectives at a pipeline incident.
- Identify and describe the key considerations in developing an incident
- Describe Noll and Hildebrand’s Eight Step ProcessÓ and its application as a tactical incident management tool for managing on-scene operations at a pipeline incident.
- Describe the critical success factors in managing the initial response to a pipeline incident.
- Describe the general hazard and risk issues you must evaluate when responding to pipeline emergencies.
- Identify and describe the key considerations to evaluate in developing an incident action plan.
- Identify and describe the critical safety and tactical considerations to implement during incidents involving natural gas pipelines.
- Identify and describe the critical safety and tactical considerations to implement during incidents involving liquid pipelines.
- Identify and describe the critical safety and tactical considerations to implement during pipeline incidents requiring special operations.
- Plan the appropriate response to a given pipeline emergency.
- Demonstrate offensive measures to control a pipeline emergency and stabilize the scene.
How this course is offered:
This class is offered through TDEM HazMat Preparedness Group as a scheduled open enrollment delivery at Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, Texas. Contact the TDEM HazMat Training office at (512) 424-2844 if you are interested in this class.
Prerequisites & Other Information:
Students must be Public Sector Employees/Volunteers: Students must be employed or used by a political subdivision (county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special districts, interstate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. Private sector, federal, non-profit/not for profit employees may not eligible for these classes unless they also serve in a public sector/volunteer position. Volunteers must apply through their public sector departments. Texas residents only.
No tuition is charged.
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