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Mar 17, 2014 9:04 AM by KATC

Scott Fire Dept Propane Management Burn Training

The Scott Fire Department will be conducting live pressurized burn on March 17, 2014. This simulation is apart of a liquid propane management education training course. The community and structures will NOT be in any danger during this simulation. The live burn will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the 5500 Block of Cameron Street, Sear's parking lot.

The Scott Fire Department asks the community to refrain from calling 911 about the flames, and divert travel routes accordingly.

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Propane is 270 times more compact as a liquid than as a gas, making it economical to store and transport as a liquid. 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 propane management 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. The latter of which takes place Monday, March 17, 2014.

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

 

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