Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department Holds Propane Emergency Training


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Firefighters from the Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department and Delia Fire Department participated in a simulated training on handling propane emergencies last Friday.


(MAYETTA) In its continuing effort of learning and practicing fire safety, the Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department (PTFD) hosted a day-long course course on Oct. 10 called Handling Propane Emergencies.  The training was conducted in the parking lot of the Boys & Girls Club by the Kansas University Fire & Rescue Training Institute that provided instructors for the course.
Several PTFD firefighters and the Delia Fire Department attended the training  where they learned about the properties, hazards, and proper responses to handling emergency incidents involving  liquid propane gas (LPG).
Potawatomi Tribal Fire Chief  Doug Schreiner said, “In the  rural community that we serve propane is a main fuel that is stored everywhere.  It is important that our firefighters know how to respond to potential emergencies.  Having an on-hands fire training like the one that was simulated gave the firefighters the experience in using the proper equipment and confidence in working with their teammates.
The simulation involved using multiple training props like a 100 pound propane tank, a high pressure distribution valve set, and a 500 pound tank that is commonly found to store propane at private residences.