The Pike County Training Center and the State Fire Academy will offer a “Pipeline emergencies operations training,” class April 5.

With the new pipelines running through the county, the course is meant to be a proactive approach in the event there is a pipeline incident in Pike County. The course is another step to make sure Pike County responders have the proper training available.

The PSFA’s Alternative Energy Emergency Response Training Program is offering the new class that utilizes curriculum written by Greg Noll and Michael Hildebrand, that is distributed by the National Association of State Fire Marshals.

Pipelines have crossed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for many decades and many more are being constructed to support the marcellus shale gas boom.

The 8-hour training program, “Pipeline Emergencies Operations Training,” covers a host of issues including the primary causes of pipeline incidents and basic operations of pipelines. Subjects include what organizations will respond to a pipeline incident, types and categories of pipelines, pipeline markers, design and construction features of pipelines, properties of various commodities carried in pipelines and facilities used in pipeline operations.

The Pike County Training Center is at 135 Pike County Boulevard in Lords Valley. To register, fill out an application and return it to Lou Ann May at the PA State Fire Academy or fax it to (717) 248-3580. Registration ends March 28.

Pre-registration is mandatory, no walk-in will be permitted. For additional information or applications contact Tim Knapp at 570-296-1960 or at