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Training & Qualification

Learn more about the Training and qualification programs currently being offered by the Northeast Gas Association (NGA)

About Us

The Northeast Gas Association (NGA) is a regional trade association that focuses on education and training, technology research and development, pipeline safety, energy reliability and affordability, and environmental initiatives in the Northeast U.S.


LNG/LP Safety and Emergency Response Training

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.

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.

Event Dates

Event Dates
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
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
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

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.

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.

 For more information, contact

  • 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.
  • Transgas
  • UGI
  • Union Gas Ltd.
  • Unitil Corp.
  • U.S. Coast Guard