Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM EDT
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Wayne County Fire & Rescue Training Facility 
2311 South Millborne Road
Applecreek, OH 44606

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Catherine Watkins, Registration
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program 

Responding to Oilfield Emergencies
May 2 & 3, 2020


Wayne County Fire & Rescue Regional Training Facility
2311 South Millborne Road, Apple Creek, OH 44606


Hilton Garden Inn
959 Dover Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691


Day One

  • History of Oil and Gas in Ohio
  • Resources Available to Fire Departments
  • Importance of Unified Command
  • Best Practices in Handling Potential Oil and Gas Emergencies
  • Responding to Potential Oil and Gas Emergencies
    - ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resource Management Website
    - Chemical Disclosure
    - Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Response Plan
  • Oil and Gas Operations/ Equipment Start to Finish: What it Takes to Get One Well into Production
  • Expectations of Oil and Gas Companies
  • Tabletop Interactive Scenarios of Emergencies

Day Two

  • Unique Hands-On Interactions
  • Fire Behaviors
  • Gas Monitoring
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Use of Hand Lines to Control Incident
  • How Oil and Gas Products React to Heat, Water and Fire
  • Use of Large Caliber Foam and Handline Use with AFFF-AR


The hands-on fire behavior labs takes place outdoors, and all attendees must have completed a minimum 36-hour Volunteer Firefighter Course, and are required to bring their own turnout gear and SCBA. 


Early registration is encouraged because each training session is limited to 35 participants and fills up quickly! Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter, or a notification that you have been placed on a “wait list.” No “walk-in” registrations are permitted. 

All applicable registration fees must be paid prior to attending the training, unless specific arrangements have been made in advance. No refunds will be issued for “no shows.” In the event you must cancel your registration, please let us know at least 14 days PRIOR to the training so that we can promptly fill your position with someone on the wait list.


Lead Fire Instructors:

Chief Brent Gates, New Concord Fire Department
- Ohio Certified Fire Instructor
- Adjunct Instructor Ohio Fire Academy
- Board of Directors, Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association
- President, Southeast Fire Chiefs’ Association
- More than 40 years experience in emergency response and fire education

Chief Jim Delman, Sunset Heights Fire Department
- Ohio Certified Fire Instructor and Fire Safety Inspector
- Co-chair of Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association Water Supply Technical Advisory Committee
- Coordinator of Belmont County Tanker Task Force
- Deputy Director of the Belmont County 9-1-1 Communications Center

Other Instructors:
Includes a team of 15+ state certified fire instructors, emergency responders and industry experts with more than 500 years of combined experience in the oil and gas industry and/ or fire service.



8:30 AM - Registration and Full Hot Breakfast

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM - Interactive Classroom Presentations and Special Activities. Lunch will be provided.

Optional Evening Reception/ Dinner - Details will be announced at the training.

(Must attend day 1)

8:30 AM - Check-in and Full Hot Breakfast

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Hands-on Fire Behavior Labs. Lunch will be provided.

(Must attend day 1 and 2 to be eligible)
If indicated on the registration form, information will be provided about this opportunity to participate in a unique oilfield tour.


Registration does not guarantee workshop attendance.
Once you register, you will receive an email confirming your attendance or placement on our wait list. We strive to include all guests, but early registration is encouraged because our workshops fill up quickly. No “walk-in” registrations are permitted.