PGANE: Same-day emergency response efforts serve as reminder of training’s value

December 20, 2013 By    

A propane tanker crash and a bobtail rollover both occurred Dec. 18 in New Hampshire, but, according to the Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE), propane industry responders were immediately at both scenes assisting authorities, helping to coordinate the safe removal of the vehicles and propane, and helping to minimize hazards to the public.

PGANE, which issued a statement about the importance of emergency response training one day after the incidents in Bow and Manchester, N.H., believes participation in its responders’ training conferences played a role in the rapid responses.

“The training demonstrates the propane industry’s continued commitment to the safety and well-being of fire service, emergency responders and the public,” says Joe Rose, PGANE president. “Our emergency response trainers were at the scenes of yesterday’s two incidents, offering support and expertise to the incident commanders. In both incidents, the situation was mitigated without any release of propane or injuries to those involved.”

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