The multi-day training, “Responding to Oilfield Emergencies,” is provided to first responders at no-cost by Ohio’s natural gas and oil producers and was the first to take place following a $150,000 OOGEEP donation to build two classrooms for the new, state-of-the-art facility. OOGEEP’s award-winning training exceeds state and federal fire safety standards and was the first program of its kind developed in the nation. In its 20th year, 19 firefighters were trained, bringing the total trained to more than check out your url 1,500 firefighters and first responders. The two-day training includes experience classroom presentations, virtual reality tabletop exercises and live outdoor fire behavior labs. Local firefighters who attended the training were Trevor Willoughby, Weathersfield Fire Department; Roger Bruce, Southington Fire Department; and Derek Hollander and Caleb Richmond, Brookfield Fire Department. “There is no better class around,” Richmond said. “(The class) is the most realistic class I have ever taken. I learned so much that I have never even thought of.” OOGEEP’s training was collaboratively developed by natural gas and oil industry experts, regulatory agencies, firefighters and emergency responders. The training teaches common practices, references and standards used by the fire service and the natural gas and oil industry. It is designed to provide insight into how natural gas and oil is explored, drilled, produced and transported, as well as the importance of establishing a unified command in the event of an unlikely emergency. “As an industry, safety always comes first and we’re focused on ensuring fire departments across Ohio have the tools, training and expertise to respond to any type of event, no matter how unlikely it may be,” said John Schlichter, OOGEEP executive director.
AMLO orders Semarnat to deny construction permits to a brewery in Mexicali. By Yucatan Times on November 28, 2020 The president instructed the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, María Luisa Albores, present there, to definitively deny the environmental permits for constructing the Constellation Brands brewery. MEXICALI Baja California (El Financiero) – President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said there was already a popular consultation in that municipality on a Mexicali tour. The citizens decided not to build a brewery because of the lack of water. At the event, the president instructed the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, María Luisa Albores, who was present, to definitively deny the environmental permits for constructing the Constellation Brands brewery. It is worth mentioning that this week several publications assured that since last August, Constellation Brands resumed the construction of its plant in Mexicali. “I tell the people of Mexicali to have confidence that that plant is not going to open. And at the same time, I ask the Secretary of the Environment to act so that following the law, this matter is definitively resolved,” said Lopez Obrador. “By the citizens’ will, it was decided that it will not operate in Mexicali in Baja California. As we know, there was a disagreement since the previous government gave the permits for the operation of this brewery, and we committed to carry out a citizen consultation so that the people would resolve as befits an authentic, true democracy. “That consultation was carried out, and the people expressed their feelings about not wanting that brewery to be built in Mexicali because of the lack of water.