Learn more about natural gas safety

We’re proud to partner with firefighters, police officers and emergency management officials in our communities. We train hundreds of first responders each year so they know how to react during an emergency.

Partners in safety

We believe emergency responders are a key part of our safety team. Although incidents involving natural gas are rare, by working in partnership we can help ensure the safety of our teams and the public in the event of an emergency. We offer the following classroom trainings:

Gas basics

  • 811 Notification and damage prevention
  • Natural gas production
  • Properties of natural gas and propane
  • Composition
  • Demo of specific gravity, limits of flammability and improper combustion
  • Gas distribution systems
  • Gas leak causes and leakage patterns
  • Sources of ignition
  • Carbon monoxide

Gas simulations in emergency response

  • Simulated blowing gas line
  • Carbon monoxide response
  • Carbon monoxide causes
  • Valve station proper procedures

Fire safety training

  • Gas combustion
  • Fire extinguisher safety
  • Extinguishing four types of natural gas fires

Natural gas production

  • Properties of natural gas and propane
  • Composition
  • Demo of specific gravity, limits of flammability and improper combustion
  • Gas distribution systems
  • Gas leak causes and patterns
  • Sources of ignition
  • Carbon monoxide

Contact us at ohiotrainingcenter@nisource.com or 614-322-3825 to schedule training.

Have an emergency?

If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or have some other emergency situation, go outside and call 911 and then call us at 1-800-344-4077.