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EMERGENCY OFFICIALS

Natural Gas...
is all natural and inherently SAFE! Composed primarily of methane gas, natural gas is lighter than air, burns cleanly, and if released, rises and dissipates safely into the atmosphere.

York County Natural Gas Authority (YCNGA) is committed to ensuring the safe, reliable and environmentally sound transmission of natural gas.

  



CONSULTING & TRAINING
We're Here to Help!

 

 

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York County Natural Gas Authority personnel are available to provide training to local emergency responders on how to safely handle a natural gas or pipeline emergency.   Feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule a training session.
Contact: Glen Boatwright
Director of 
Regulatory Compliance
York County
Natural Gas Authority
(803) 323-5439
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Download our Regulatory Compliance Emergency Management Consulting Services Brochure

 

 

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY!
We protect our pipelines and the community we serve through employee training, inspections and regular maintenance.  In addition to our ongoing safety and Integrity Management procedures, we rely on local emergency responders to notify us when they observe potential damage or dangers to our facilities.  This includes right-of-way violations that could endanger public safety.

CONTACT US:

During Business Hours
(803) 323-5304 or t
oll free 866-578-4427
24 Hour Emergency Line 1-866-201-1001

 

 


 

GET NEWS, TIPS & INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS


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We want you to be aware of our pipelines and facilities and be prepared to respond if necessary to a natural gas emergency.

If you are an Emergency Responder, please print and read our e-news which is published twice a year.


Pipeline Connection for Emergency Responders

Issue 1 – Summer 2015

 Issue 2 -  Fall 2015

 Issue 3 -  Summer 2016

• Issue 4– Fall 2016

• Issue 5 - Summer 2017

 


 

RESPONDING TO A NATURAL GAS EMERGENCY
The following are some guidelines to keep in mind:

  Secure the area around the leak to a safe distance. This could include evacuating people from homes, businesses, schools and other locations, erecting barricades, controlling access to the emergency site, and similar precautions.
  If the pipeline leak is not burning, take steps to prevent ignition. This could include prohibiting smoking, rerouting traffic, and shutting off the electricity and residential gas supply.
  If the pipeline leak is burning, take steps to prevent secondary fires, but DO NOT attempt to extinguish a pipeline fire unless asked to do so by pipeline company personnel.
  Contact the pipeline company as quickly as possible. Pipeline marker signs show the pipeline company’s name and emergency telephone number.

 

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ADDITIONAL TRAINING RESOURCES

http://www.pipelineemergencies.com/index.html
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/prepare-responds
Pipeline Emergencies Training App is now available on iPhone and Android devices

 

LOCAL & OTHER UTILITY RESOURCES:
York County Natural Gas
www.ycnga.com
Patriots Energy Group
www.patriotsenergy.com
Chester County Natural Gas
www.chestergas.com
Lancaster County Natural Gas
www.lcngasc.com
SC811
www.sc811.com
National Pipeline Mapping System
www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov
USDOT Pipeline Safety
primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/EmergencyOfficials.htm

 

 

 

Welcome Message:  Jim Heckle

Meal

Lunch - Firehouse Subs

Dinner - Buffet from Jackson's Kitchen

Station / Booth Visits

Rotate between booths for short informational sessions.

Complete the checklist and turn in for a chance to win at $50 gift certificate and other great door prizes.

Presentation & Overview of July Mock Drill

See and hear how area responders dealt with a staged scenario involving a dumptruck that crashed into a regulator station off Adnah Church Rd causing major damage to three facilities and resulted in a fatality and large release of natural gas.

Q&A Wrap-Up

Door Prizes & Take Home Tabletop Exercise

 
Suspect a Leak?

If you do, leave the premises immediately and call the dedicated emergency line from a cell phone or a neighbor's phone:

866-201-1001

or call 911 

Quick Guide: Signs of a Natural Gas Leak

What You See

  Abnormally high pilot flame


  Vapor cloud/mist


  Dirt/debris blown in air


  Collection of dead insects


  Abnormal dead/dying vegetation

What You Smell
  Rotten egg-like odor
What You Hear
  Unusual hissing/roaring

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