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Tactical Response to Natural Gas and Propane Emergencies

Thursday, April 27
This class will help attendees improve their response to explosive gas (natural gas and propane) emergencies. It concentrates on the three main areas where most departments are not properly trained: the complacency that naturally develops because we are called to gas leaks when civilians smell gas at very low levels, the specific strengths and weaknesses of common air monitoring sensors and new laser-based remote gas detection instruments, and training methods using tabletop gas instruments and explosion chambers. The class provides three response SOPss based on gas industry best practices for use in training members back home.
Jerry Knapp, Training Officer - Rockland County (NY) Fire Training Center