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Tactical Response to Natural Gas and Propane Emergencies

Thursday, April 18
Classroom Session

Learn how to improve your response to explosive gas (natural gas and propane) emergencies. Complacency naturally develops because we are called to gas leaks when civilians smell gas at very low levels, in the 1- to 2-ppm range, which is far below the 5% or 50,000 ppm needed to achieve the LEL. The class reviews important case histories of gas leaks gone bad, the specific strengths and weaknesses of common air monitoring sensors, new laser-based remote gas detection instruments, tabletop training methods using gas instruments and explosion chambers, and SOPs based on gas industry best practices.

Jerry Knapp, Chief - Rockland County Hazardous Materials Team