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2020 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: What Would You Do? – Responding to a Security-Related Pipeline Incident; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Preparing for and Responding to Breakout Tank Fires; Overview of Pipeline Systems: a Detailed Look at Terminal Operations; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: the Role LEPCs and Local Government Play in Emergency Response Planning; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2020 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: City of El Paso Drill Conducted with Emergency Responders & Operators; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Scene Size-Up and Response to Seismic Events; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Overview of Liquid Petroleum Pipeline Systems; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Pipeline Markers and Encroachments; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2019 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Case Study- the Merrimack Valley, MA Pipeline Explosions; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Effectively Handling a Hazardous Liquids Spill; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Emergency Responder Spotlight- Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and Office of Emergency Management; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Integrity Management Plans; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2019 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Effective Pre-Planning Techniques for Pipeline Emergencies; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Responding to a Petroleum Pipeline Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Overview of Pipeline Construction Process; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Pipeline Inspection and Safety Tools; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2019 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Tabletop Exercises – A Guide to Designing Effective Simulations; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Responding to Natural Gas Escaping Inside a Building; Emergency Responder Spotlight: Madison County EMA’s Preparation for Pipeline Emergencies; Overview of Pipeline Systems: What’s in the Pipeline? - A Look at Commodities Transported via Pipeline; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2019 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Overview of the NVFC/PHMSA FD PREPP Toolkit; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Tailboard Scenario –Responding to a CO2; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Overview of Underground Natural Gas Storage; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Overview of Pipeline Safety Measures and Systems; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2018 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Emergency Response and the Risks Associated With Hydrogen Sulfide; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Conducting Effective Scene Size-Up at a Natural Gas Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Natural Gas Transmission Mainline Valves; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Overview of the Incident Command System; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2018 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Response to a Terminal Incident; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Effectively Handling a Hazardous Liquids Spill; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Liquefied Natural Gas Operations; Keeping Pipelines Safe/ Practices & Protocols: Right-of-Way Aerial and Ground Patrols; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2018 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Case Study of a Petroleum Product Leak; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Mitigating a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE); Overview of Pipeline Systems: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; Keeping Pipelines Safe/ Practices & Protocols: Cathodic Protection; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2018 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Mock Emergency Exercise in Jonesboro, Georgia; Tailboard Scenario: Responding to an HVL Liquids Pipeline Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Pipeline Construction; Keeping Pipelines Safe/ Practices & Protocols: Wildfires and Pipelines; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2017 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Preparing for and Responding to Severe Weather Events; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Responding to a Carbon Dioxide Emergency; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Security related events in Pipelines and Emergency Responder Actions; Keeping Pipelines Safe/ Practices & Protocols: Benzene Awareness; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2017 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Puget Sound Exercise; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Effective Crisis Communications during an Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Differences between Liquid Petroleum and Natural Gas Pipelines; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Building Relationships between Pipeline Personnel and Emergency Responders; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2017 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Lower Colorado River Pipeline Functional Exercise; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Responding to a Natural Gas Pipeline Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Emergency Responder’s Role in Pipeline Safety Management Systems as a Key Stakeholder; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Integrity Management Programs-Pipeline Company Activities in High Consequence Areas; Best Practices; First Responder Training Video Series
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2017 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Online Training Resources for Emergency Responders; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: How Response Tactics Differ in Urban and Rural Areas; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Terminal Operations at a Glance; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Public Awareness Program Outreach to Emergency Responders and Public Officials; Best Practices; NEW - First Responder Training Video Series
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2016 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Case Study of Westmoreland County, PA Pipeline Rupture; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Effective Scene Size-Up at a Terminals Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Inside a Natural Gas Compressor Station; Keeping Pipelines Safe/ Practices & Protocols: Damage Prevention; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers; NEW - First Responder Training Video Series
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2016 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Training Resources Available to Emergency Responders; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Responding to a Highly Volatile Liquids Pipeline Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Odorization; Keeping Pipelines Safe/ Practices & Protocols: SCADA Systems- Working to Keep Pipelines Safe; NEW - First Responder Training Video Series; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2016 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Case Study of Manhattan, NY Gas-fueled Building Explosion and Fire; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: What Would You Do? Responding to a Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Pipeline Markers; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: The Role Emergency Responders Play in Pressure Testing and Pipeline Maintenance Activities; NEW - First Responder Training Video Series; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2016 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: First Responders and Pipeline Operators – Working Together; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Security-related Incident Procedures for Pipeline Personnel, Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officials; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Liquefied Natural Gas Transportation; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Security at Remote Pipeline Sites; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2015 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Tailboard Scenario of a Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Rupture - How Would You Respond? Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Responding to a CO2 Pipeline Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Design and Construction of a Pipeline System; Keeping Pipelines Safe/ Practices & Protocols: New Development near Pipelines- Awareness & Involvement; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2015 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Using NPMS to Find Who's Operating in Your Area; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: What Would You Do? Response to a Terminals Operation Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Moving Petroleum Products; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Local Government’s Participation in Emergency Response Planning; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2015 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Training Resources for Emergency Responders; Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Working Together at the Incident Scene- an Overview of the Incident Command System; Local Government's Involvement with Pipeline Safety; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Kinder Morgan's Damage Prevention Program; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2015 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: A Case Study- Sissonville, West Virginia Pipeline Rupture; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: How to Detect a Natural Gas Leak; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Tanker Truck Transportation of Oil and Refined Products; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2014 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: The Emergency Operations Center -- Incident Command Support in the Public and Private Sectors; Pipeline Incident and Accident Investigations-Coordination with Local Emergency Responders; Farm Taps on Natural Gas Pipeline Systems; Natural Gas, Hazardous Liquids, and CO2 Pipeline Safety Valves; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2014 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Response Training- an Interview with Michael Callan- author of “Pipeline Emergencies” (Published by the National Association of State Fire Marshals); Emergency Response Agencies Utilizing Social Media as a Component of Emergency Management; Natural Gas Transportation – Wellhead to Burner Tip; Gas and Fire Detection and Emergency Shutdown Systems at Compressor Stations & Pump Stations; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2014 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: A Case Study- Calhoun County, Michigan Oil Pipeline Rupture & Spill; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Hazardous Liquids Spill Control; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Terminal Operations; Keeping Pipelines Safe: Practices & Protocols- 2013 "The Responder" Readership Survey- Key Findings; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2014 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Response & Training: Tailboard Scenario-An LPG Terminal Incident; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Prevention & Response; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Highly Volatile Liquid Pipeline Operations; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: 811 and One-Call Centers; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2013 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Response & Training: A Case Study-San Bruno, Calif., Pipeline Incident-Lessons Learned; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Effective Crisis Communications/Media Relations; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Leak Survey Methods; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Pipeline Security; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2013 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Response & Training: Conducting Effective Mock Emergency Exercises; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: What Would You Do? Response to a Liquids Pipeline Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Operations; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Pipeline Security; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2013 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Response & Training: Effective Risk Management during Emergency Response; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Assessment/Scene Size-Up –an Exercise; Overview of Pipeline Systems: CO2 Pipeline Operations; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Pipeline Patrolling; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Assessment/Scene Size-Up –an Exercise; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers
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2013 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Response & Training: Incident Command System-Designated Facilities; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: What Would You Do?-Response to a Natural Gas Pipeline Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Pipeline Over-Pressurization Protection; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Natural Gas/Liquefied Petroleum Gas Odorization; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers.
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2012 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Tabletop Exercise - A Natural Gas Distribution Incident; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Wildfire Safety Near Pipelines; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Pipeline Construction: The Spread; Responding to Train Derailments and Possible Impacts on Pipelines; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers.
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2012 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Tabletop Scenario – A Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Incident; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Hazardous Liquids Spill Control; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Transportation; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: SCADA/ Pipeline Control Centers; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers.
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2012 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Tailboard Scenario – A Natural Gas Transmission Incident; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Signs of a Natural Gas Leak; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Underground Storage Facilities; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: National Pipeline Mapping System Overview; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers.
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2012 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: PHMSA Pipeline Emergency Response Forum-Enhancing Communications Between Responders and Pipeline Operators; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Emergency Site Management & Control; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Pipeline Markers & Signage; Keeping Pipelines Safe/
Practices & Protocols: Pipeline Locating; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers.
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2011 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Case Study – Analysis of Response to a Liquids Pipeline Emergency; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Tips for Use of Atmospheric Monitoring Equipment; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Liquids Pipeline Pump Stations; Pipeline Safety Brochure for Emergency Responders Available Online.
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2011 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Pipeline Emergency Training Resources - NASFM Pipeline Emergencies Course; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Response to Abnormal Pipeline Operating Conditions on Gas Pipelines; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Pipeline Integrity Management; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Pipeline Construction Practices; Best Practices From Emergency Response Peers.
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2011 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Establishment of Hazard Control Zones; Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: Emergency Response Training of Pipeline Personnel; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Initial Response and Arrival – Conducting Effective Scene Size-Up; Best Practices from Emergency Response Peers; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Liquids Pipeline Operations – Truck Loading and Unloading Operations; Article Pipeline Safety Brochure for Emergency Responders Available Online.
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2011 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Electronic Reference Resources for Response to a Hazardous Materials Incident; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Initial Response and Arrival – Conducting Effective Scene Size-Up; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Gas Compressor Stations; Keeping Pipelines Safe: Cathodic Protection; Best Practices from Emergency Response Peers.
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2010 Issue 4

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Developing an Incident Action Plan; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Tips for Responding to a Terminal Incident; Overview of Pipeline Systems: Terminal Operations; Keeping Pipelines Safe: Pipeline Maintenance Activities; Best Practices from Emergency Response Peers.
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2010 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: NIMS, NRF; ESF-12 (Energy) and Pipelines; Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Crisis Communication at the Scene of an Incident; Pipelines 101: An Overview of the Natural Gas Pipeline System; Keeping Pipelines Safe: Right-Of-Way Patrols, In-Line Tools & Testing; and Best Practices.
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2010 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: Tabletop Drills, Pipelines 101: An Overview of the Liquids Pipeline System, Keeping Pipelines Safe: Control Centers Operations, Pipeline Safety Brochure for Emergency Responders Online, Medical Care at the Scene of a Pipeline Emergency, Best Practices from Your Emergency Response Peers.
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2010 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Prepare 911 Dispatchers to Assist During a Pipeline Emergency, Hazard Assessment at the Scene of a Pipeline Emergency, Pipelines 101: An Overview of the Energy Delivery System, Keeping Pipelines Safe: Right-of-Way Maintenance, "Call Before You Dig" and Landowner Communication, and Best Practices from Your Emergency Response Peers.
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2009 Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: New & Expanded Pipeline Systems: What it Means for First Responders & Communities, Emergency Medical Care at the Scene of a Natural Gas Incident, Planning & Coordinating a Community Drill Part 3: Using Feedback to Improve Response Capability, and Pipeline Emergency Self-Assessment for Response Agencies.
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2009 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Hazmat Role is Critical During a Natural Gas Incident, Planning & Coordinating a Community Drill Part 2: Tips for Executing a Successful Drill, The Responder's Role in Protecting Pipelines, Checklist for Key Technical Equipment and Resources, and Best Practices.
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2009 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Natural Gas Material Safety Data Sheets Provide Overview of Chemical Properties & Hazards, Planning & Coordinating a Community Drill Part 1: Using a Community Drill to Enhance Your Readiness, First Responder Best Practices, Free Pipeline Emergency Online Training Scenarios from PAPA, and Pipeline Emergency Response Equipment Checklist: Does Your Organization Have the Tools to Respond?.
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2008  Issue 3

This issue contains the following articles: Schedule a Pipeline Emergency Table-Top Drill, Implementing an Incident Command System at the Scene of a Pipeline Emergency, Download Pipeline Maps for Your GIS System, NASFM Offers Certificate for Completing Online Training Program, and The Critical Role of Dispatch During a Pipeline Emergency.
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2008 Issue 2

This issue contains the following articles: Emergency Response Tactics: Securing an Area & Identifying Potential Ignition Sources, Kinder Morgan Launches Web Site for Government & Safety Officials, Pipelines 101: Natural Gas Properties and Behavior, New ER Guidebook Includes Pipeline Emergency Reference Material, and Hazmat Fusion Center Offers Free Resources for Emergency Responders.
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2008 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipeline Safety During Natural Disasters, Valves Keep Pipelines Safe, Pipelines 101: Control Centers, NASFM Pipeline Incident Training Available Online This Spring, and Free Laptops Available for Volunteer Fire Organizations.
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2007 Issue 1

This issue contains the following articles: Pipelines 101: Compressor Stations, 12 Tactical Tips for Responding to a Natural Gas Pipeline Emergency, Markers Identify Pipeline Operator and Emergency Phone Number, Local Pipeline Maps Available for Emergency Responders on NPMS, and Early Recognition of Pipeline Leak Enables Rapid Response.
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