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Scott FD to perform live burn training exercise


Propane is 270 times more compact as a liquid than as a gas, making it economical to store and transport as a liquid. It is, by far, the most common liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transported in the US.

Scott Fire Department officials know training is one of the most important functions of the fire service. With several retail storage facilities (bulk plants), miles of rail and highway, in addition to pipelines moving propane in and around Scott, officials developed a curriculum to safely and effectively manage a propane emergency in transportation or at fixed facilities.

The training is divided into two sections. The first section is a classroom session covering properties and principles of propane.

The second section is an outside, hands-on session, involving live-burn scenarios designed to simulate various types of propane emergencies.

On March 10, 2014 we held the first section of the curriculum was held at the Scott Fire Station.

The second section of this training will be held on March 17, 2014 at 5550 Cameron Street (Sear's building parking lot), beginning at 6:00 PM. During this section, we will be conducting a controlled live (pressurized) burn, which will be seen from some distance. At no time will the general public, or structures be in any sort of danger. 

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