The University of Findlay’s All Hazards Training Center is offering an 8-hour, tuition free training opportunity on behalf of The Center for Rural Development, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The purpose of this course is to bring together rural pipeline security stakeholders, including public safety representatives, to recognize pipeline security threats and identify mitigation strategies to ensure that the rural pipeline sector is secure and resilient.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Pipeline components
- Review of pipeline security incidents and terrorism against pipelines
- Regulations and federal guidelines applicable to the pipeline system
- Current security threat protocols
- Collaborative response protocols (scenario-based)
The course includes various participant scenario-based activities to ensure that the nation’s emergency responders are able to work seamlessly with private industry and the various federal agencies that would respond to an attack on the nation’s pipeline system. This format promotes greater understanding and collaboration and will enhance operational capabilities in response to a rural pipeline security incident.