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Capitol reporter Mary Wilson covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

StateImpact: Emergency Responders Prepare For The "Big One"

Written by Scott Detrow, StateImpact Pennsylvania Reporter | Nov 1, 2011 3:30 PM

Talk to any emergency responder in a natural gas drilling-heavy area of Pennsylvania, and he'll probably tell you it’s ‘only a matter of time’ before a Marcellus Shale well blows up.


Whether it’s the anticipated ‘big one,’ or day-to-day injuries on site, the natural gas boom is creating new challenges for firefighters. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Scott Detrow looks at what the state Fire Commissioner’s Office is doing to prepare emergency responders for when the call arrives.



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