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Hess Corporation is partnering with the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) to provide free training designed to prepare communities and emergency personnel to safely and confidently respond to oil and gas emergencies. This training will be provided in conjunction with the 2015 Southwest Region EMS Conference, Saturday, Sept. 26 in Medora.
“We’re proud to partner with the NDSC and EMS Association. We have a safety-first culture where our ultimate goal is zero incidents. First responders are critical to this state and we hope this training provides them with some of the tools they need to safely respond in the event of an oil and gas emergency,” says Steve McNally, Bakken General Manager for Hess.
The unique oil and gas track covers a broad range of topics, including Confined Space Rescue for Oil and Gas Emergencies; Crude Oil by Rail; HazMat Size-Up; Pipeline Emergency Response Using Unified Incident Command; and Managing Multiple Casualty Incidents. Plus, Sanford AirMed will bring a helicopter on site to teach a hands-on landing zone safety course. During this session, attendees will learn proper communication and procedures involved with preparing a remote landing zone.
“Responding to oil and gas emergencies requires specialized training that is hard to find in North Dakota. We want to make this training easily accessible to communities so they can properly respond to these incidents and arrive home safely after each call,” says Chuck Clairmont, NDSC executive director.
Attendees including law enforcement, county emergency managers and firefighters will receive this training at no cost after reimbursement through a special grant provided by Hess Corporation.
For more course details, or to register, go to www.ndemsa.org. For questions on the reimbursement grant, call (800) 932-8890.