Emergency Training Scenarios
To better prepare students to deal with emergencies in the field, the Propane Emergencies manual describes appropriate emergency response in 20 different potential propane emergencies ranging from residential propane leaks and fires to major transportation- and storage-related incidents.
The scenarios all follow a similar format, beginning with a description of what happened, followed by a review of the relevant container design and construction features, a description of the responder’s tactical objectives, and a discussion of the general methods of leak control or fire extinguishing as well as any special considerations.
The scenarios are not intended to establish Standard Operating Procedures for any individual emergency response organization. Each organization should develop its own SOPs based on local rules, regulations, policies, and available resources.
Scenario#1 Cylinder Overfill Incident at Home
Scenario #2 Carbon Monoxide Incident in an Auto Shop
Scenario #3 Removing Exposed Propane Tanks From a Structure on Fire
Scenario #4 Underground Propane Tank Leak
Scenario #5 MC-331 Transport Cargo Tank Truck with Propane Liquid Leak
Scenario #6 BBQ Grill Fire Next to a Home
Scenario #7 Fire Involving Stationary Tank on a Farm
Scenario #8 Propane Fueled Delivery Truck Fire
Scenario #9 Fire Involving Bobtail Delivery Truck
Scenario #10 Overturned Railroad Tank Car with Fire
Scenario #11 Gas Release Involving Stationary Tank
Scenario #12 Fire Involving Stationary Tank
Scenario #13 Underground Propane Tank Fire
Scenario #14 Barbeque Grill Fire On Third Floor Balcony of an Apartment Building
Scenario #15 Automobile Leaking Propane in a Parking Garage
Scenario #16 Overturned MC-331 Cargo Tank Truck
Scenario #17 Motor Fuel Cylinder Burning on a Forklift
Scenario #18 Leak on Intermodal Pressure Tank Container
Scenario #19 Emergency Planning for a Propane Bulk Plant
Scenario #20 Developing Credible Scenarios for Emergency Response Planning