At PECO, every one of our 2,600 employees is dedicated to providing safe and reliable electric and natural gas service to our customers. Additionally, we are committed to the safety of our employees and the communities we serve. We are thankful for the work our local emergency responders do every day in the communities we serve and where we all live and work.
The PECO Fire Academy is a 4.8 acre training facility for PECO employees and regional emergency services personnel. The facility provides a course on firefighting techniques, fire safety, and fire investigations. The course is designed to help firefighters, and other emergency services personnel, identify fires that may be electrical in nature or fed by natural gas, what techniques are necessary to safely extinguish fires, and how to respond to natural gas or electrical emergencies. The academy has operated for more than 40 years and has hosted tens of thousands of firefighters from more than 3,400 area companies, including Philadelphia and virtually every local community, as well as employees of several local companies.
Enroll in the PECO Fire Academy for weekend, daytime and evening training sessions that are open to all fire companies in our service territory.
PECO has partnered with the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, a network of area community colleges, on a new training program to develop the fundamental skills for entry-level work in the natural gas industry. The curriculum for the new program was developed in partnership with PECO and other natural gas industry counterparts. More skilled natural gas workers are expected to be needed to complete repair and replacement of natural gas distribution pipelines in the region during the next several years, according to the PA Department of Labor & Industry.
Click here to learn more about the program.