Dedicated to Safety
Jorden Cove Energy Project is fully invested in making sure our community is safe. In addition to creating Safety Zones and meeting or exceeding required safety features, the Project is committed to building the Southwest Oregon Regional Safety Center and establishing an LNG firefighting training center.
Gas dispersion computer simulations demonstrate that even under worst case wind conditions, any gas releases will remain on Terminal property.
Jordan Cove is following through on our commitment to the state of Oregon by building the Southwest Oregon Regional Safety Center (SORSC) on South Dunes.
The fully operational security and safety complex will include the Jordan Cove Security Center and the Emergency Operations Center serving Coos County and Jordan Cove LNG (JCLNG). The SORSC will house surveillance, communications and command and control systems to support security and response operations and provide emergency dispatch capabilities for the entirety of Coos County.
Key technology platforms in the SORSC include the Common Operational Picture (COP), providing real time situational awareness during operations and in the event of emergency response. Also, the newly established Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS) will be used to schedule and manage vessel traffic through the channel. The SORSC will also include the public notification system, alert sirens and reader boards.
The primary resident agencies in the SORSC will be the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, Coos County Emergency Management, the Port of Coos Bay and Emergency Planners from the state, county and the cities of North Bend and Coos Bay.
A continuously manned Jordan Cove Fire Station will be located at a separate facility located between Ingram Yard and South Dunes. The station will be commanded by a Jordan Cove Fire Chief and staffed with fully trained industrial fire fighters. The station’s proximity to the facility allows for a four-minute response time to the LNG facility as required by the state of Oregon.
To ensure our industrial firefighters and local first responders are trained to manage potential hazards during terminal operation, we will establish an LNG Firefighting Training Center through our partnership with Southwest Oregon Community College (SWOCC). The center will train firefighters from the ground level up to and including LNG firefighting. The new center will also serve as a location where local fire departments can continue training personnel. Facilities will include the fire training tower located at SWOCC and an LNG burn basin located at the Tioga Sports Park to conduct live fire burning exercises.