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LNG/LP Safety and Emergency Response Training

2024 Program Brochure [pdf]

The Northeast Gas Association (NGA), in partnership with the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, offers the most comprehensive LNG/LP safety and emergency response training program in the country, combining classroom instruction and hands-on training.

2024 Spring Dates

  • April 3 & 4
  • April 10 & 11
  • May 1 & 2
  • May 15 & 16

2024 Fall Dates

  • September 11 & 12
  • September 18 & 19
  • October 9 & 10
  • October 23 & 24
  • November 6 & 7

About the Program / Class Outline

The curriculum has been designed to address the requirements set forth in the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations pertaining to LNG emergency training. The Program is recognized throughout the globe and has been attended by over 2,500 individuals from the United States and other countries, e.g., Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Qatar, Singapore and Mexico.

The relationship originated in the 1970's and was developed based on a common need to provide information and training involving natural gas, liquid natural gas (LNG) and propane. This unique public/private sector relationship has resulted in the development and operation of the LNG Safety and Emergency Response Training Program.

Classes are limited to 30 students.

Certificates are awarded to those successfully completing the full program.

Day One - Classroom Instruction

Basic characteristics of natural gas, LNG and propane
Essential information re: multi-agency operations, nims/ics, nature of fire, LNG in storage and transportation, LNG/LPG chemical properties, and examples of actual incidents
In-depth discussion of practical scenarios.

Day Two - Hands-On Training

Students fitted into full firefighting gear and experience LNG Emergency situations first hand
Interactions learned in the classroom are experienced in the field through a series of props

2024 Spring Program Rates

LDC Member: $1295.00

Associate Member: $1,555.00

Non-NGA Member: $2,725.00


Norm Seymour is the Coordinator of the Flammable Gas Office at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Norm has been with the MFA for 30+ years and an active fireman for 23 years. In addition to Norm, 8-12 (depending on class size) fire personnel with similar qualifications assist with the training.


Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
One State Road
Stow, MA 01775

Overnight Accommodations

Discounted rooms are available at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough, MA. The hotel is 15 minutes from the Academy.
Telephone: 800-315-2621, or 508-481-3000.

Cancellation Policy

Payment must accompany registration form in order for space to be held. Confirmed registrants who fail to attend and have not cancelled their registration 2 (two) weeks prior to the session are responsible for the entire fee.

Contact: for more information email:


Past Participants

AES Andres
Algonquin Gas Transmission Company
BackYard Farms
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
The Berkshire Gas Company
Centerpoint Energy
CH-IV International
CHI Engineering Services, Inc.
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Columbia Gas Transmission
Columbia Gas of Virginia
Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation
Conectiv Power Delivery
Consolidated Edison of New York
Distrigas of Massachusetts
Eco Electrica, Penvelas, PR
Eversource Energy
Excelerate Energy
GNL Quintero, Chile
Granite State Gas Transmission, Inc.
Gulf LNG Energy (El Paso corp.)
Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company
Liberty Utilities
L.P. Transportation
Mid-American Energy
Middleborough Gas and Electric
National Grid
New England Gas Company
New Jersey Natural Gas Company
The New York City Fire Department
Philadelphia Gas Works
Public Service Co. of North Carolina
Public Service Electric & Gas
Sea-3 Inc.
Skaugen Petro Transmission
Southern LNG
South Carolina Pipeline Co.
Southern Connecticut Gas Company
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.
Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corp.
Union Gas Ltd.
Unitil Corp.
U.S. Coast Guard