Gas Safety Training

Gas Safety Training

Fire School for Emergency Responders

Enhance Your Skills with Free, Hands-On Training

Emergency responders attending this free, one-day training course are given the opportunity to extinguish real natural gas pipeline fires at our training facility in Stanardsville, Virginia. We simulate several types of natural gas fires including:

  • Well head fires
  • Flange fires
  • Excavation damage

Each fire is ignited in a controlled setting using natural gas from the high-pressure pipeline operated by Columbia Gas Transmission. Participants are guided through field exercises by Columbia Gas of Virginia emergency responders.

2016 Class Schedule

  • To be announced soon.

Class begins with breakfast at 8:30 AM and concludes at 3:30 PM. Lunch is also provided.


Columbia Gas Transmission - Bickers Compressor Station
2567 Celt Road, Stanardsville, Virginia 22973

You Will Need

  • Hardhat
  • Safety glasses
  • Face shield
  • Turnout gear or coveralls (fire resistant)
  • Gloves (fire resistant)
  • 100% cotton clothing
  • Steel toed safety boots

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