2012-06-13 Managing Marcellus: Part 2 – Public Safety – Murrysville, PA
June 13, 2012 (Wed) 6:00 pm
Murrysville Community Center
4100 Sardis Rd, Murrysville, PA 15668
The Managing Marcellus training series is specifically designed for the interest and needs of municipal officials. The programs are open to the public; however, a working knowledge of the powers, duties, roles and responsibilities of local government elected and appointed officials is required to attend these programs.
Managing Marcellus: A Three-Part Training Series
A partnership of Local Government Academy, Sustainable Pittsburgh, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission. Offered with funding support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
You may also register for each session individually at a cost of $20 per session
Program #2: Public Safety Roundtable
The influx of works and drilling rigs brings with it the need to meet the public safety demands at worksites. Westmoreland County established the Gas Exploration Working Group to bring together stakeholder across various jurisdictions and levels of government. This group identified the highest priority needs of the County’s Public Safety Department and worked to ensure that those needs were sufficiently addressed.
In addition, the group has also worked on:
* Developing best practices for communicating with the industry and in developing county-wide public safety standards
* Training volunteer fire firefighters throughout the county so that they are aware of hazardous they may face in responding to emergency situations
* Educating the public on safety procedures in the event of a well emergency
* Developing a better understanding of the process and sharing that information with key emergency response stakeholders
At this roundtable, participants will also learn about Westmoreland County’s experiences in forming and operating this working group as well as the key challenges the group has faced in preparing for and responding to emergencies related to this Marcellus Shale Development. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with the group, sharing their own experiences, challenges and solutions.
Robert Full, Chief Deputy Emergency Management Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Dan Stevens, Public Information Officer, Westmoreland County Public Safety
Alvin Henderson, Chief, Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services