As many of you may remember, last year our department dealt with the Pinnacle Propane incident. This spurred Benton County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to bring a VERY important training to the first responders of our county. Among the participants signed up for the class were members of the Lincoln FPD, Cole Camp FPD, Lakeview Heights FPD, CERT, MoDOT, and the WFPD.
“This comprehensive training curriculum was developed by a group of highly qualified propane product and container specialist from the National Propane Gas Association. This course is about how to safely respond to, mitigate and control an emergency incident involving propane or LP-Gas. Students will learn the physical properties and characteristics of propane and how to properly manage an incident scene. Students will become proficient in their tactical responses by participating as teams in live fire approaches of simulated LP-Gas releases. Students will learn relevant safety features of propane storage devices and other considerations of tank designs.”MERC034 – Handling Propane Gas Emergencies
Below, you will find photos from the class. If any departments would like individual photos not on our graphics, please contact me at 573-569-3673 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: MERC 034 Photo Request.