Pipeline Emergency Response Boot Camp

Incident Planning And Communication

June 13, 2018 :: SoCal Gas Energy Resource Center, Downey, CA

Over 280 significant pipeline incidents occur in the US every year. These incidents often result in serious losses to property, infrastructure and sometimes even a loss of life. In an effort to better prepare front line pipeline company professionals, this course is designed to provide you with invaluable tools to help you effectively respond to an incident that someday your company will face.
Specifically, in this training, we break down:
•The Incident Command System, the nationwide standard for emergency response
•Recommendations for working with local responders at the scene of a pipeline emergency
•Tips for addressing initial interaction with news media personal and coordination with public information officers and regulatory scrutiny
•We also navigate actual pipeline incident case studies and demonstrate strategic and tactical decision making as well as suggestions for emergency procedures and mock drills enhancement
The course will conclude with a realistic pipeline specific emergency response role-playing exercise.
Key Course Agenda Items Include
•Incident Command System Overview
•Application of the Incident Command System through pipeline specific case studies
•Working with public sector responders
•Effective incident scene size-up
•National Incident Management System
•Tactical response considerations
•Corporate emergency management
•Security considerations
•Tactical crisis communication tips
•Emergency plan recommendations
•Mock emergency exercise and drill best practices
•Incident investigation issues 
Course Objectives
•Develop/enhance basic understanding of the Incident Command System and how pipeline company responders fit and work within it
•Enhance understanding of how to effectively work with public sector responders at the scene of a pipeline emergency
•Review actual pipeline incidents and apply principles of Incident Command and strategic/tactical decision making
•Review tips for handling external concerns from regulatory officials, customers, and news media personnel at the scene of an emergency
•Discuss tips for enhancing emergency plans
•Review effective tabletop exercise and mock emergency drill methodology
This Course Is Useful For
Gas and liquids transmission and distribution operations personnel, safety directors, risk managers, communications personnel. Any personnel task with response to or management of a pipeline incident would benefit from this course.


Course Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Course Timing: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Group Luncheon: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Introductions
8:15 – 10:00 a.m. Overview of the Incident Command System
•History of Incident Command System (ICS)
•Regulatory applicability
•ICS organization
•ICS position descriptions
•Command Staff Responsibilities
•Incident facilities
•Span of control
•National Incident Management System (NIMS)
•ICS forms & Incident Action Plan
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pipeline - Incident Command System Case Study Exercise
•Review of actual pipeline incidents with application of ICS and strategic/tactical decision making
•Debrief of exercises
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Group Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Pipeline Emergency Response
•Working with emergency response organizations
•Emergency response guidebook overview
•Tactical considerations
•Scene crisis communications/working with public information officer tips
•Corporate emergency response
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Effective Emergency Plans & Exercises
•Emergency plan best practices
•Conducting effective emergency response exercises and drills

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Application of Learning Objectives Through Role-Playing Exercise

5:00 p.m. Course Wrap Up and Closing/ Q&A 
Thank you to our host utility!


 Location and directions to SoCalGas's Energy Resource Center are here.
Approximate drive-times from local airports:
•30 minutes from LAX
•35 min from John Wayne
•50 min from Ontario

Here's a link to nearby hotels.

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If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact us at 720-491-1173 or denise@becomekinetic.com


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Our Instructor


Glen Boatwright, Director of Regulatory Compliance & Principal Consultant, York County Natural Gas Authority

Mr. Glen Boatwright has twenty-five years of experience in the energy industry, primarily focused in the natural gas pipeline sector in the safety, compliance and emergency planning/response areas. Mr. Boatwright currently serves as Director of Regulatory Compliance/Principal Consultant for York County Natural Gas Authority. In this capacity, he manages various pipeline and worker safety compliance programs as well as provides consulting to other energy providers. Prior to joining York County Natural Gas Authority, Mr. Boatwright worked for Black & Veatch and Nixon & Associates, focusing on assisting clients with emergency planning and response training consultation. Before becoming an industry consultant, Mr. Boatwright served as Project Manager for South Carolina Pipeline Corporation, an intrastate transmission pipeline operator. He managed the safety, emergency planning and response program for South Carolina Pipeline Corporation as well as operator qualification, integrity management, and pipeline compliance programs as well as serving on the SCANA Corporation emergency management team.

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