Two easy ways to learn more about natural gas safety

We’re proud to partner with firefighters, police officers and emergency management officials in our communities. We train hundreds of first responders each year so they know how to react during an emergency. We offer two programs for emergency responders.


Interactive online course

Provided by the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), this online course is a free, self-directed online training that provides emergency response personnel with the information they need to safely identify and respond to natural gas incidents. The training was developed with you in mind. The NGA partnered with local fire chiefs and training professionals and offers this course to earn additional training hours, at your own pace.

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Columbia Gas Safety School

As part of Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s commitment to support local first responders that help to keep our communities and customers safe, we conduct Safety School training for fire department personnel to educate them on how to safely respond to natural gas situations. Each volunteer organization that has members participating may be eligible for a $500 grant award.

The free training is taught by Columbia Gas training professionals with years of experience in the natural gas industry. The sessions include classroom instruction and hands-on training, which feature real-world scenarios that first responders are likely to encounter.

2019 June Safety School Session

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport, 825 Airport Road, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456

Training includes a three-hour classroom session with demonstrations, followed by a Q&A session.

RSVP is required by Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Space is limited, and enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Taylor Brookings at 724-416-6354 or tbrookings@NiSource.com to reserve your space.

Have an emergency?

If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or have some other emergency situation, go outside and call 911 and then call us at 1-888-460-4332.