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Fire Department Pipeline Response Emergency Planning & Preparedness (FD PREPP)

The NVFC is working with PHMSA to raise awareness and readiness levels within the volunteer fire and emergency response community to improve pipeline incident response outcomes. The Fire Department Pipeline Response Emergency Planning & Preparedness (FD PREPP) program will aim to have a direct impact on the numbers mentioned above by providing awareness, training, and tools to the nation’s volunteer fire service. Achievement will be measured in three (3) areas:

  1. The number of volunteer fire departments and/or firefighters reached by the program.
  2. The utilization of the tools and resources developed as part of the program.
  3. The direct impact on the death, injury, and property loss statistics. Note: since this program is not designed and/or intended to address the causes of pipeline incidents, to the extent that this metric can be determined may be contingent on time, e.g. progressive decrease over a three (3) year trend.

The NVFC’s FD PREPP program will look to increase the Awareness and Operational capabilities of volunteer firefighters across the nation as it pertains to pipeline emergency response. In addition to the development and implementation of valuable resources, the NVFC intends to build on existing resources and tools. The goal will be to provide practical information, tools, and references that can be easily utilized by volunteer fire departments across the nation and use the progressive levels of Awareness, Operations, Technician, and Incident Commander cited in OSHA 1910.120 and NFPA 472/1072 to allow departments and their personnel to obtain the information and tools that best meet their needs. As most volunteer fire departments are familiar with those levels of training, the FD PREPP program will not be seen as foreign and/or entering new nomenclature into their already complex environment. At the same time, the tools or, “job aids,” will also be able to be “ready referenced” in the event of an emergency to offer support and guidance to the Incident Command Team.

The program will encourage volunteer fire departments to build on strengths, identify and recognize gaps in training and/or equipment, and strive to formulate standards based solutions to address those gaps. The program will utilize easy-to-use training aids coupled with practical tools to create a “user friendly” experience

The Pipeline Association for Public Awareness will hold their Annual Program Meeting on Wednesday January 10, 2018. The meeting will start at 9:00 am MT and close around 3:00 pm MT (lunch will be provided).

The agenda includes a morning session to discuss individual programs and an afternoon session for general planning. The morning session will be conducted via web meeting and conference call. The general planning session in the afternoon will only be held by conference call. All members are welcome to attend both sessions. The call in numbers are (415) 594-5500; 962-034-872 and the web link is https://join.me/pipelineawareness

The meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207. Please RSVP for the meeting and associated events using the online RSVP form.

The direct link for hotel room reservations withing our group block is up and running! Please feel free to book reservations at the group rate. Click on the below link to access the room block:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLDV-DT-PIP-20180109/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

The hotel will no longer provide shuttle service from the airport. Click here for information on taking the light rail.

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver
3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207

 

More information will follow.