Pipeline emergencies are the focus of training next week for people who respond to emergencies and public officials.
The Iowa Pipeline Association will host the free pipeline safety emergency response program in Le Mars.
People who attend will receive information about all types of pipelines and the products carried by pipelines such as natural gas, butane, ethane, propane and gasoline, according to an Iowa Pipeline Association press release.
The safety program is part of an on-going national effort to increase knowledge and understanding about pipeline emergencies, the press release stated.
Topics to be presented include an update on Iowa One Call and pipeline markers.
People who respond to pipeline emergencies and public officials from Plymouth, SIoux, Woodbury and Ida counties may attend the free training Feb. 6.
The pipeline association's safety awareness and emergency response program will offer training hours for fire and 911 personnel and continuing education for law enforcement, the press release also stated.
The meeting begins with registration at 5:30 p.m. at the Le Mars Convention Center, 275 12th St. S.E., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.
The pipeline safety program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Pipeline operators, including MidAmerican Energy and Northern Natural Gas, are providing the program and meal at no cost.
People planning to attend are asked to contact the iowa Pipeline Association to help the association plan for meals.
Anyone who would like additional information may visit the website www.iowapipelinesafety.com or call 888-860-8388.