South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas Offer First Responders Training on Natural Gas-Related Emergencies

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FOLSOM, NJ, August 6, 2021 – SJI (NYSE: SJI) subsidiaries South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas are offering training for first responders in their service areas on how to handle emergency situations involving natural gas. So far, nearly 20 New Jersey agencies are on the 2021 schedule for SJI Utilities Emergency Preparedness Training, but more are encouraged to sign up.
The free SJI Utilities Emergency Preparedness Training is available in-person or online. The class helps fire and other emergency departments understand what to expect from the gas company during a response and educates them on what to do prior to our arrival. Topics include:
  • Natural gas safety basics
  • South Jersey/Elizabethtown Gas company overview
  • Investigation methods for indoor and outdoor leaks
  • First responder safety
  • Fire department do’s and don’ts
  • Unified command: working together
  • Natural gas fires
  • Evidence preservation
Elizabethtown Gas employees recently presented emergency information to over 100 Woodbridge Township full-time and volunteer firefighters.
Equally important, the classes serve as a platform for gas company employees and local safety officials to meet in person or virtually to form relationships prior to meeting during an actual emergency. Both groups can also discuss facilities and equipment specific to a county or municipality which may require extra care in the event of a natural gas-related emergency.
Local agencies currently on the training schedule for 2021 include:
Wildwood City FD
Woodbridge FD
Colonia FD
Margate City FD
Minotola Fire Co.
Willow Grove FD
Cardiff FD
East Vineland FD
Longport FD
Scullville Fire Co.
Dorothy FD
Brigantine FD
Mullica Township FD
Bridgeton FD
South Egg Harbor FD
Pomona FD
Laureldale Fire Rescue
Hammonton FD

To schedule a training session in person or online contact: Stephen Cope, Emergency Preparedness Specialist Lead SJI Utilities, email:

About South Jersey Gas

South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to more than 400,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. For more information, visit

About Elizabethtown Gas

Elizabethtown Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), delivers safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 300,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, and Mercer counties. For five years in a row, Elizabethtown Gas has ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Residential Natural Gas Service in the East among Midsize Utilities” by J.D. Power. For more information, visit



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