Liquid Propane Gas Emergencies

Course Description:
This course is designed to help the fire service develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively manage a propane emergency. It is based upon nationally recognized engineering practices and recommended operating practices.

Course Name:
Liquid Propane Gas Emergencies

Acronym:
LPGE

Course Code:
L16A

Instructional Hours:
5

Student Manuals:
Not provided

Videos:
None

To Schedule Course:
See Schedule a Course

Instructor Fee:
N/A

Student Application:
Apply to Course Manager

Student Prerequisites:

  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Members of an organized Michigan Fire Department shall have received training prior to participating in live fire training evolutions which meet the performance objectives for Fire Fighter I as outlined in Chapter 3, 3-2 through 3-5 of NFPA 1001, 2002 Edition, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications: 
  • Safety
  • Fire Behavior
  • Portable Extinguishers
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ladders
  • Fire Hose, Appliances and Streams
  • Overhaul
  • Water Supply
  • Ventilation
  • Forcible Entry 

Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment Requirements:

  • Structural fire fighting turnout gear which includes helmet, turnout coat, turnout pants with boots, gloves and nomex hood.
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • PASS device

Safety:

  • A safety officer shall be appointed for all live fire training evolutions in accordance with NFPA 1403, 2002 Edition - Safety Officer. A "safety officer" is an individual qualified by the Authority Having Jurisdiction to maintain a safe working environment at all live fire training evolutions.
  • The safety officer for the live fire evolution shall have the authority, regardless of rank, to intervene and terminate the operation when, in his or her judgment, a potential or actual danger, accident, or unsafe condition exists.
  • Safety Officers shall not be assigned other duties.

Quiz: None
Written Test: None
Practical Test: None

To schedule this course, contact Brian Lincoln, Stanford LP Gas, Incorporated at 989-835-4754. This course is only operational between April 1 and October 31 and will only be scheduled once per county during a training season. The county requesting training should coordinate with fire departments in the county to get as many departments to participate.