DOT – Pipeline Security for Rural Communities

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Date(s) - April 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Parkersburg Fire Station 6

This 8-hour, tuition-free training opportunity is provided by The University of Findlay’s All Hazards Training Center (AHTC) on behalf of The Center for Rural Development (CRD), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT PHMSA). The purpose of this awareness-level, instructor-led course is to bring together rural pipeline security stakeholders including public safety, oil and gas pipeline representatives (large and small), local emergency planners, pertinent federal agencies, and other community stakeholders to recognize pipeline security threats and identify mitigation strategies within their jurisdictions to ensure that the rural pipeline sector is secure and resilient.

The course will include various participant scenario-based activities to ensure that the nation’s emergency responders are able to work seamlessly with private industry and the various federal agencies that would respond to an attack on the nation’s pipeline system. The course objectives will enhance the participants’ mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities through both classroom instruction and in scenario-based training activities. This format will promote greater understanding and collaboration among parties responsible for pipeline security, and will enhance operational capabilities between the many partners in response to a rural pipeline security incident.

Topics covered in this course include the following:

  • Pipeline Components
  • Review of Pipeline Security Incidents and Terrorism Against Pipelines
  • Regulations and Federal Guidelines Applicable to the Pipeline System
  • Current Security Threat Protocols
  • Collaborative Response Protocols (Scenario-Based)

Who Should Attend:

  • All First Responders (especially Law Enforcement & Fire Service Professionals)
  • Pipeline Industry Stakeholders
  • Community Emergency Management Personnel
  • Security Infrastructure Personnel
  • Public Works Professionals

Date: April 15, 2023

Location: Parkersburg Fire Dept. Training Center, Parkersburg, WV

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