Tuesday, May 21, 2019

State Fire Commissioner Now Accepting Applications For Unconventional Gas Well Local Emergency Response Grants

On May 21, State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego announced his Office is now accepting applications for Unconventional Gas Well Local Emergency Response Grants.  The deadline for applications is July 24.
Fire companies, rescue companies, and emergency medical services throughout the 40 counties where unconventional gas well drilling has been permitted by the Department of Environmental Protection, or counties that directly border the permitted counties, are eligible to apply for the grants.
Eligible projects in accordance with the 2019 UGWF Grant Program authorized and funded by the Act 13 of 2012, include development, delivery and sustainment of training, professional certification or the acquisition of specialized equipment for emergency responses relating to natural gas production from unconventional gas wells.
Eligible projects include:
-- Obtaining professional national certification of members.
-- Purchase of firefighting, emergency medical, rescue or air monitoring equipment used at or related to an unconventional gas well pad incident on, or related to, an unconventional gas well pad.  All equipment purchased through the Program will also include training on the equipment provided by the PSFA at no additional costs to the grant recipient(s).
-- Training classes and required educational materials to prepare for incidents at an unconventional gas well pad incident or related to the unconventional gas industry.
For more information on programs, training and grant opportunities, visit the State Fire Commissioner website.
(Courtesy of Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming), Majority Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and  Energy Committee.)
(Photo: WTAE coverage of February 2014 Chevron gas well explosion in Greene County.)

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