Columbia Gas Safety School

Columbia Gas Safety School

Giving Back

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is committed to helping support those local first responders with monetary and material resources, as well as natural gas safety information, that help to keep our communities and customers safe.

Columbia Gas Safety School 

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is committed to educating local volunteer fire departments on how to safely respond to natural gas incidents. The two-hour classroom session includes a natural gas incident question-and-answer competition, a natural gas incident response safety video and concludes with discussions around natural gas facilities in the first responders' specific communities.

The outdoor training provides each firefighter with an opportunity to extinguish four types of natural gas fire incidents.

1. Surface Fire Simulates an area that caught on fire due to gas migrating to the surface.
Surface Fire

2. Stack Fire Simulates a well fire.
Stack Fire

3. Flange Fire Simulates an above-ground regulator station or meter setting fire.
Flange Fire

4. Pit Fire Simulates a fire in an excavation pit.
Pit Fire

Interested in Participating?

The Columbia Gas Safety School offers sessions that include classroom and field training to departments across our service territory.

The 2017 Columbia Gas Safety School training sessions have been completed.  Thank you to all first responders who participated.  Dates for the 2018 sessions have not yet been scheduled, but if you are interested in attending Safety School next year, please contact Roberta Kress Christopher at 724-416-6354 or

Additionally, you can email Communications, or mail a written request to: Contributions Coordinator, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, 121 Champion Way, Suite 100, Canonsburg, PA 15317.