This course incorporates both classroom and hands-on exercises utilizing the 2,300 foot underground pipeline and above-ground training props. This course includes awareness, operations, and emergency response objectives for pipeline emergencies.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- For field exercise, participants must provide National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971 compliant PPE that meets the Level 2 requirements in the ESTI Student Safety Manual. Any gear found to be unsafe or not NFPA compliant will not be allowed on the field. The PPE includes: safety glasses, gloves, hard hat, and safety-toed boots.
- Participants are required to participate in hands-on activities utilizing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and therefore must be clean shaven while attending class. Facial hair must not be present where the SCBA mask seal contacts the skin. Mustaches and normal sideburns are permitted.
- For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsPipeline emergency response operations+Hands on training to pipeline emergencies+Identification of hazardous materials+Develop incident action plans+Incident Command System, National Incident Management System (NIMS)+Regulatory factors+Transmission and distribution systems+Below and above ground equipment+Pipeline safety programs+Inspection+Mapping systems+Equipment identification+Pipeline markings+Management resources and manpower
Those who may potentially be involved in managing and mitigating pipeline emergencies, including:
- Pipeline operators
- Emergency responders
- Law enforcement
- Local officials
- Command staff
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
For responders in the state of Texas, this course is also available at no cost through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.