EQT Sends First Responders To Training Program
EQT Corporation recently sponsored participants from local emergency services to attend the 2019 Williams Fire and Hazard Control: Xtreme Fire and Hazard Training Program in College Station, TX, for a week-long program. They participated in hands-on training to extinguish fuel-fed fires in a controlled environment, worked with fire-fighting foam to achieve vapor suppression and extinguishment on tank fires, and learned how to move large volumes of water and foam to extinguish industrial fires.
EQT reported that they are committed to providing a safe environment for communities located near EQT operations, and they wanted to support these brave first responders as they sharpen the skills needed to protect life, property, and the environment.
This experience will reportedly have long lasting and measurable positive impacts for EQT, the neighboring communities, and the first responders who attended.
EQT sponsored 11 participants in all from Allegheny, Greene and Washington Counties, PA; Belmont County, OH; and Wetzel County, WV. The two local Wetzel County participants were Josh Smith with New Martinsville Fire Department and Jimmy Glasscock with Folsom Volunteer Fire Department.