(Mehoopany) – Connection for Oil, Gas & Environment in the Northern Tier, Inc. (COGENT) is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for pipeline emergencies training. These funds will be used for training first responders in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga and Wyoming Counties.
The Technical Assistance Grant will provide pipeline emergency training opportunities for approximately 1,500 first responders within the five-county Northern Tier Region.
The DOT PHMSA TAG program assists communities with grants specifically relating to pipeline safety. “We are so excited to be a recipient of the grant,” noted Emily Krafjack, President of COGENT “We are coordinating with each respective county’s Emergency Management Agency in order to provide training opportunities for every Northern Tier first responder with a National Association of State Fire Marshals pipeline emergencies trainer.”
(Read more and learn how to register for training at http://cogentpa.org/pipeline-emergenices-training-responders/)