Natural Gas Emergencies

This course is designed to provide the first responder with the general awareness of natural gas emergencies. The participants will be presented with classroom information and case study work to better understand the dangers of responding to incidents involving gas emergencies.

Properties of natural gas and how it relates to propane gas properties;
Responding to natural gas leak calls inside and outside the utility perspective;
Causes and likelihood of natural gas distribution accidents upstream of customer meter;
Natural gas distribution 101: From the city gate station to the customer meter;
Natural gas emergency response: “Do’s, don’ts, why and why not.”;
2011 tornado outbreak experiences with natural gas, the Athens experience;
Case study: Prince George’s Maryland natural gas explosion;
Outside exercises fighting natural gas-fueled fires;