Michigan Propane Gas Association safety training

September 3, 2018 By    

The outdoor portion of the training consists of live-burn scenarios. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Propane Gas Association

The Michigan Propane Gas Association (MPGA) has a propane emergency safety training program for first responders.

According to MPGA, the Propane Emergency Response Training Program class is a state-certified training program that includes classroom sessions and outdoor live-burn scenarios. The association worked with the Michigan Bureau of Fire Services to have the course as an optional and certificated program for all Michigan fire personnel, says Derek Dalling, executive director of MPGA.

The classroom session covers properties and principles of propane. The outdoor session consists of live-burn scenarios designed to simulate propane fires. The indoor training course is a prerequisite to complete the state certification, and only personnel who attend both an indoor classroom session and outdoor training session will receive certification, Dalling says.

Trainings are open to all first responders in any part of the state.

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Clara Richter was a managing editor at LP Gas magazine.

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