NG D&T Emergency Response + Restoration

Meet the NG D&T Emergency Response + Restoration Program Development Team.

April 15, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Broken + Blowing
Speakers: Darline Lucero, Gas First Response Fitter, Puget Sound Energy
Nick Barrett, Gas First Response Fitter, Puget Sound Energy
Puget Sound Energy Gas First Responders show how they respond to blowing gas emergencies through a collaboration of the resources they have on them daily. From gas scopes and squeezing tools to flash suits and Search and Rescue (SAR) gear, there are multiple ways to get “shut down”.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
AC/DC Live: The Assault on Natural Gas
Speakers: Don Frieze, Engineering Supervisor, Puget Sound Energy
Spencer Ainsworth, Gas First Response Supervisor, Puget Sound Energy
Brandon Severson, Supervisor Gas First Response, Puget Sound Energy
Responding to gas emergencies that result from downed power lines.

April 16, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Mutual Aid – The Merrimack Valley Incident
Speaker: Jeremy Odam, Field Operations Supervisor, NW Natural
This session will look at the multi-utility response and restoration efforts surrounding the Merrimack Valley incident.  Exploring the challenges, best practices, and lessons learned surrounding safely and efficiently providing mutual aid assistance from the perspectives of NW Natural and SoCalGas utilities.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Natural Disasters – Up the Creek Without a Paddle
Speakers: Evan Scheele, Vice President, SECOR