In the event of an emergency or disaster that involves utilities, safety is of the utmost importance. Certain safety measures are required depending on the utility service affected. It’s important for First Responders and Excavators to know what steps to take to stay safe around utilities in the event of an emergency. JEA offers free specialized utilities safety training and workshops to help educate our First Responders, Excavators, and Contractors.
811 Partners in Protecting Everyone (P.I.P.E.) First Responder Utilities Safety Training
September 28, 2023 • Tabletop Drill* 11:30am - 1:30pm • Come & Go Demonstrations 1:30pm - 5:30pm • JEA Training Center • 320 Hwy 45 ByPass, Jackson TN
Utility professionals will be on-site to perform the Coordinated Response Exercise (Cor/e/) training, electric lines down demonstrations, and gas ignition chamber demonstrations. Continuing education unit opportunities available. *Registration is required for lunch, training, and door prizes drawings.
811 Partners in Protecting Everyone (P.I.P.E.) Excavator Safety Meeting
September 28, 2023 • 5:30pm • JEA Training Center • 320 Hwy 45 ByPass, Jackson TN
Utility professionals will be on-site to provide utilities safety training geared toward excavators. Electric lines down demonstrations and gas ignition chamber demonstrations will be available prior to the meeting. Registration is required for dinner, training, and giveaways.
Who Should Attend the First Responder Utilities Safety Training?
All emergency response personnel should attend. Your local pipeline and gas distribution operators want to meet you, the subject matter experts from the emergency response profession. Successful response to any incident is built from good relationships and effective training.
Who Should Attend the Excavator Safety Meeting?
Any excavator or contractor in all industries who perform work in and around our area should attend. Having updated damage prevention and safe-digging information is critical to safely working near and maintaining the underground infrastructure in the area where you work.
Why Should First Responders Attend?
To develop or maintain relationships with your local pipeline and gas distribution operators. You will also be able to network with fellow first responders and operators in your area to pre-plan a coordinated response, as well as receive updated operator and emergency contact information.
Why Should Excavators and Contractors Attend?
To learn how to reduce your costs associated with damaging underground utilities. Information regarding safe digging and damage prevention information will be shared, as well as a state one-call overview. Attendees can also network with local pipeline and gas distribution operators to discuss new techniques for keeping your team and communities safe.
Are Continuing Education Units (CEU) available?
Up to two continuing education units are available for attending a program.
The First Responders Utilities Training tabletop drill is a Coordinated Response Exercise (CoRE). What is that?
The Coordinated Response Exercise (CoRE) is designed to educate first responders and public officials in preparing for and responding to pipeline incidents. These exercises bring together operators and responders to enhance coordination and response.
- Initial Call and Assessment
- On-Scene Response
- Managing Media Communications
Each block addresses and recreates three crucial stages in effectively responding to a pipeline incident. CoRE encourages interaction between all attending agencies and their local pipeline and gas distribution operators.
Is there a fee for registration and is it required?
There is no cost to register for either training thanks to hosts Jackson Energy Authority and Tennessee 811 and participating sponsors. The Coordinated Response Exercise (CoRE) is approximately 1.5 hours with lunch included and requires registration. The Excavator Safety Meeting is approximately 1.5 hours with dinner included and requires registration.
How many people from my organization should attend the training?
The event is free, so we urge you to send multiple people from your organization. The exercise and utility information are designed to be useful to everyone. The unique hourly demonstrations, live electric lines and gas ignition chamber, are come-and-go type sessions and can be attended by anyone.
How to Register
- Click here or the link below to access the Pipeline Safety Training Portal
- If you received an email invitation with a webcode, choose the “Enter with a Webcode” option
- If you did not get a webcode or forgot yours, choose the “Register as a Guest” option
- Select the industry icon that applies to you, the state should be pre-selected as “TN” and hit Continue
- Enter your email address, click Continue and enter your information, including all fields with red asterisk
- Scroll to find the Jackson TN meeting that applies to you and register