The Pipeline Association of the Northwest

The Pipeline Association of the Northwest (PANW) is comprised of pipeline operators in Idaho, Oregon and Washington that are dedicated to promoting public safety by helping to train emergency responders and public officials on how to respond to pipeline emergencies and coordinate efforts with pipeline operators.  Click here to request training for your organization.

If you have questions about joining PANW or PANW Trainings, please contact us via e-mail at or reach out to a member of the Executive Committee listed below.  Click here to download the organization Bylaws.


Jason Comer
Williams NW Pipeline, Eastern Washington
(509) 380-6578

Vice President

Jordyn Petersen
(208) 377-6000

Secretary / Treasurer

Cheryl McGrath
Puget Sound Energy 
(206) 604-3221

Charles R. DeBell - Lead Trainer

Charles has been a training instructor with Pipeline Association of the Northwest (PANW) since 2016. He brings an extensive amount of knowledge, experience, and personal interaction to his training workshops. As a dynamic trainer, Charles has designed and implemented safety trainings utilizing his experience with a strong focus on safety as an essential element based on real life experiences and outcomes. He focuses his training classes to engage attendees to resolve scenarios with purpose and decisive results.

Seattle Fire Department (SFD) 2001 – Present
Fire Fighter, Hazmat Technician

George Fox College Bachelor of Science, Biology 

Jason H. Rickey - Trainer

Jason began as a training instructor with Pipeline Association of the Northwest (PANW) in 2022. Jason brings over 23 years of hazmat technician experience and 28 as a firefighter to his work with PANW. His passion for the safety of his fellow man and the environment is evident in his training workshops.  Jason is an experienced instructor, training professionals nationally in hazardous materials incident mitigation, management, hazardous materials incident command, and more. Additionally, he has experience in the rail industry, bulk flammable liquids firefighting, and foam operations.  Jason’s current position outside of the PANW is in the Pierce County Fire Training Consortium (PCFTC) as Captain of Training – Special Operations/Hazmat, Team Leader of the Pierce County Hazmat Team, and member of the Pierce County Incident Management Team (IMT).

Graham Fire and Rescue/PCFTC

Central Washington University
Bachelor of Science in  Paramedicine