First on Scene to a Propane Incident & Have Nothing to Work With

Instructor: Ron Huffman

Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center


As a firefighter you have the potential to be dispatched to something new or a call you don’t have specialized equipment for. What happens when you’re the first department on scene to at a propane incident and have nothing to work with. This program with discuss tactical options for just such an incident. You have more than you think would be my guess. We will look at evacuations, vapor management, management of heat sources allowing a tank to cool or manage how much it warms up.  We’ll discuss the why, where, and how to correctly apply water. We will discuss freeze patching and the challenges of making it work well. We’ll look at past incidents and to see what happened and what we can learn from them and much more. One of your best tools is sitting on your shoulders, let’s put some more fuel for thought in it.