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OOGEEP Offering First Responders New, Immersive, Hands On Training

Wayne County Fire & Rescue Regional Training Facility (Apple Creek, Ohio)

APPLE CREEK, OH- Registration is now open for the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program’s (OOGEEP) GOSAFER training for first responders. The training is a first of its kind in the nation, offering education and experience to more than 1,600 firefighters and first responders on the natural gas and oil industry. 

As a top energy producing state, it’s important for first responders to be well versed in the natural gas and oil industry and how to handle emergency situations. During this course first responders will go through a new virtual curriculum as well as hands-on training. The training will include several subjects: the fundamentals of natural gas and oil, site safety, HAZMAT, production and equipment, storage, processing, and transportation of petroleum products.

Thanks to Ohio’s natural gas and oil producers, this training is provided free of charge to participants. 

This year Ascent Resources donated additional oilfield equipment to give trainees the most realistic experience possible and the new virtual training modules were made possible thanks to the Equitrans Midstream Foundation.



Part 1 – November 4-18, 2022: Virtual training modules to be completed online.

Part 2 – November 20, 2022: In-person and hands-on training held at the Wayne County Fire & Rescue Regional Training Facility in Apple Creek, Ohio.

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