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New Online Safety Training Program for First Responders Sponsored by South Jersey Gas

Folsom, N.J., April 17, 2017 – South Jersey Gas is pleased to announce the launch of a new online safety training program designed to educate First Responders on how to handle incidents involving natural gas. The program was developed by the Northeast Gas Association in collaboration with a number of other natural gas utilities in the region.

“We became a lead sponsor of this specialized training because it is a unique, thorough and effective way to deliver important natural gas safety procedures to first responders, who are intimately involved in the safety of the customers we serve,” said Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas. “Safety is the top priority for South Jersey Gas. Keeping fire departments and volunteer companies informed and protected is an important part of our overall public safety program.”

The First Responder Natural Gas Safety Training Program is free for First Responders and was designed in partnership with fire chiefs, safety trainers, educational experts and instructional design professionals.

The program consists of seven learning modules, including topics such as the characteristics of natural gas, identifying carbon monoxide poisoning and how to respond to incidents that involve natural gas pipelines and other natural gas facilities.

Further information about the program can be found online: https://ngafirstresponder.com.  Click here to learn more about safety at South Jersey Gas.   

NGA is a regional trade association that represents natural gas distribution companies, transmission companies, liquefied natural gas importers, and manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.  These companies provide natural gas to approximately 13 million customers in nine states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont). 

About South Jersey Gas

South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 381,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. Visit www.southjerseygas.com to learn more about South Jersey Gas and its programs.

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