1. API/AOPL Emergency Response Training Portal Now Live

I am excited to share this with you and encourage you to share with others.

Below is information on API/AOPL Emergency Response Team initiatives. IEC is actively involved as members of both API and AOPL.

The Pipeline Emergency Response Training Portal is now live at

A major task of the API/AOPL Emergency Response Team, this on-line training course is offered free of charge to first responders. The training comprises awareness, operation and technician level courses using the National Association of State Fire Marshalls (NAFSM) “Pipeline Emergencies” Program. It enables first responders to learn the techniques and skills to best address a hazardous liquid or natural gas pipeline incident. The on-line training portal is especially useful to rural, volunteer or departments of modest means, allowing them to receive pipeline training that fits their budget, schedule and location.

Learn the techniques and skills to best address a hazardous liquid or natural gas pipeline incident.
• New “Best in Class” online training
• FREE OF CHARGE for first responders
• Awareness, Operations and Technician level courses using the well-respected National Association of State Fire Marshals “Pipeline Emergencies” Program
• The Training Portal is among the many initiatives American Petroleum Institute (API) and Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) is introducing to enhance effective response to pipeline incidents.

Supported by: The National Association of State Fire Marshals and the International Association of Fire Chiefs

2. Pipeline Association for Public Awareness

A number of the resources discussed during the Pipeline Emergency Awareness session you participated are listed below for your reference and use. This organization has a number of free [for emergency responders] online and hard copy training opportunities for you and your emergency responder organization.

Pipeline Emergency Response Guidelines
In the unlikely event of an emergency near or involving a pipeline, it is critical you know how to respond and are prepared to work together with the pipeline representatives. PAPA’s

Emergency Response Guidelines were created to provide a concise, yet complete, resource for reference prior to and during a pipeline emergency.

IEC sponsors the above and mails them to the heads of emergency responders in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks and Northampton Counties. You can download or request a hard copy from their website as well. We use this to provide you with another tool for evacuation distance considerations along with the DOT Emergency Response Guidelines.
Emergency Responder Training Videos
Use this series of Pipeline Emergency Response videos to learn about strategic considerations when responding to a pipeline release in your community. The complete series can be accessed at
Pipeline Emergency Response Training Tools and Scenarios
Access a library of interactive scenarios to apply your knowledge and solve problems. The training materials include: interactive training scenarios, a presentation based on the Pipeline Emergency Response Guidelines booklet, instructors guide, and practice test. These resources may be accessed at
3. Interstate Energy Company
Please visit our website for more pipeline safety information, including where to get additional information.

Contact me if I can be of further assistance at; 610.327.5334

Kathleen P. McVeigh, Supervisor Public Awareness
Interstate Energy Company