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Propane Emergencies Scenarios - Scenario #12 Fire Involving Stationary Tank

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Downloadable Propane Emergencies Scenarios you can view on your tablet, smartphone or computer. The HTML5 converted scenarios were originally created for the Propane Emergencies textbook to describe appropriate emergency response for 20 different potential propane emergencies ranging from residential propane leaks and fires to major transportation- and storage-related incidents.

This scenario includes a carelessly discarded cigarette by a passing motorist has started a grass fire in the rear of Noll Manufacturing. The fire has spread along the highway and is now spreading to and under a 1,000 gallon ASME stationary aboveground storage tank. The propane tank is 25 feet away from the wall of the high school gymnasium. An adjacent 1,000 gallon storage tank is next to the burning tank but is not involved. A church, grocery store, and gasoline station are across the street. The fire has been burning for some time and several spectators are present. Shortly after the arrival of emergency responders, the pressure relief valve operates and ignites. The spectators inform the responders that the grass fire has been burning for about 25 minutes but only in the last few minutes has it reached the propane storage tank. There is discoloration on the burning tank and some of the paint is beginning to blister. There is no discoloration or blistering on the adjacent tank.

Download the scenario to review the incident overview, the action plan and additional factors to consider. 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.

Product Code: 9157-SA-15