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Belmont College and Hess Corporation to Host Shale Safety Institute

 

St. Clairsville, OH (September 9, 2016) – Belmont College is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Hess Corporation for a third straight year to host the Shale Safety Institute 2016.

 

Photo caption (left to right): Curtis Kyer, Belmont College EMS Fire Safety Program Assistant; Cadiz Fire Department Chief Leonard Merryman; Rob Williams, Hess Corporation Manager of Operations, Utica; Glenda Harlan, Hess Corporation Social Responsibility Chair; Ailsa Vogelsang, Belmont College EMS/Fire Safety Coordinator; and R.J. Konkoleski, Belmont College Director of Development & External Affairs.

Photo caption (left to right): Curtis Kyer, Belmont College EMS Fire Safety Program Assistant; Cadiz Fire Department Chief Leonard Merryman; Rob Williams, Hess Corporation Manager of Operations, Utica; Glenda Harlan, Hess Corporation Social Responsibility Chair; Ailsa Vogelsang, Belmont College EMS/Fire Safety Coordinator; and R.J. Konkoleski, Belmont College Director of Development & External Affairs.

Shale Safety Institute 2016 will be held at Belmont College’s Main Campus on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. The event, designed to educate first responders about emergency situations, potential oilfield incidents, confined space rescue and more, is available at no cost for all emergency service personnel. Continuing education unit’s (CEU) for Fire, EMS, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire and EMS Instructor will be issued on site the day of the event. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

 

“Training events, such as the Shale Safety Institute, are highly relevant to our local first responders. It is important to have hands-on instruction to familiarize ourselves with the necessary equipment and guidelines in case of an emergency situation,” said Curtis Kyer, Belmont College EMS Fire Safety Program Assistant. “Through the Shale Safety Institute, first responders will receive the highly relevant training and education they need to be able to respond to emergency situations, as well as oilfield related incidents and keep our communities safe.”

 

Hands-on training for multiple scenarios will be available, including: Heavy Rescue, Hazmat Decon, Confined Space for First in Engine Companies, Flammable Gas/Liquid, and Active Shooter.

 

“The Shale Safety Institute is important to us because first responders are critical to this community. We look forward to partnering with Belmont College for the third year to provide local responders with additional hands-on training,” said Rob Williams, Hess Corporation Manager of Operations, Utica. “Hess is dedicated to developing trusted partnerships in areas where we operate. Working safely is a top Hess priority and safety is central to our culture.”

 

Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. More information on Hess Corporation is available at www.hess.com.

 

For more information, or to register for Shale Safety Institute 2016 visit http://www.belmontcollege.edu/fireems or call 740.699.3900.

 

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