New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Tactical Response to Natural Gas Emergencies

FREE 4-hour program
This training will address the tactical response procedures for natural gas and propane emergencies. The 4-hour program will combine lecture, facilitated discussions, and interactive exercises. Local gas company representatives will be on hand to answer questions. The program will review the characteristics and behaviors of natural gas and propane and provide information on gas distribution systems. Instructors will discuss the unpredictability of gas leaks, the best practices and standard operating procedures for gas and propane emergencies, gas detection and monitoring devices, and the role of gas meters in addressing emergencies. Other topics will include size up strategies for different types of gas leaks and guidelines for interacting with gas company technicians during incident command. Participants will leave with sample SOPs and training concepts that can be modified for use in their own departments. Pre-registration is required and class size limited to 30 students per site.

PDF Registration Form and Flyer

Jerry Knapp, Chief, Rockland County Hazardous Materials Team
Daniel Moran, Rockland County Deputy Fire Coordinator for Haz-Mat

Dates and Locations:

October 13, 2018 – Dutchess County
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dutchess County Fire Training Center • 392 Creek Road • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

November 10, 2018 – Albany County
Morning Session: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Colonie Fire Training Center • 108 Wade Road • Latham, NY 12110

November 10, 2018 – Albany County
Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Colonie Fire Training Center • 108 Wade Road • Latham, NY 12110

March 9, 2019 – Onondaga County
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Solvay Volunteer Fire Department • 1925 Milton Avenue • Solvay, NY 13209

March 23, 2019 – Monroe County
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility • 1190 Scottsville Road • Rochester, NY 14624

Special thanks to program sponsors, SENSIT Technologies and FireCraft Safety Products.