Bruce Brabec is the step-dad of Liam Wood, one of three boys killed in Olympic Pipe Line Company’s pipeline rupture and explosion in Bellingham, Washington in June 1999. He and Liam’s mother, Marlene Robinson, were founding members of the Pipeline Safety Trust and have testified to Congressional committees in support of stronger regulation regarding pipeline safety.
Bruce is currently Treasurer of the Board of the Pipeline Safety Trust and is a member of the PHMSA Working Group on Safety Management Systems (SMS). He is retired, but was formerly the Executive Director of Northwest Youth Services in Bellingham. Bruce is also involved with the Liam Wood Flyfishers and River Guardians program, which was set up in memory and tribute to his stepson.