The Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC) and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Fire Academy have developed this training program to prepare fire departments to prevent and manage pipeline incidents. GPERI is managed and funded by the Georgia Pipeline Operators and Emergency Responders Coalition (GPOERC). This is a group of stakeholders consisting of most pipeline operators, State and Federal government regulators and a variety of emergency responders. The GPERI goal is to deliver focused pipeline emergency training to Georgia’s fire service personnel.

Pipeline Emergencies: Command Officer Strategies (PECOS)

A four (4) hour course designed for chief officers and those in command positions. It is strategic oriented promoting awareness and increasing knowledge about pipeline locations, risks and liabilities.

Pipeline Emergencies: Company Officer Tactics (PECOT)

An eight (8) hour course that is intended for departmental company officers  (Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, etc.) and their crews. This course is tactical oriented and includes “localized” training scenarios to enhance “what if” planning.

Pipeline Emergencies: Dispatcher Awareness Training (PEDAT)

A four (4) hour course that is designed for 911 call takers, dispatchers, and their supervisors who are the “gatekeepers” of information when a pipeline incident occurs.

Additional Information

Course requests require completion of a GPSTC Field Training Request form. Field Training Requests need to be filed at least 60 days in advance of the requested course dates. Students must sign up for all courses at GPSTC’s website ( using their on-line registration form. “Walk-on’s” or “field registrations” are no longer allowed by GPSTC. For registration assistance, contact the GPSTC Fire Academy at 478-993-4670.