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Propane Emergencies Scenarios - Scenario #13 Underground Propane Tank Fire

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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 lawn service is cutting the grass in the yard of a new home using a riding lawn mower. The grass is high and the gardener fails to notice the exposed riser of a 500 gallon underground propane tank. The lawn mower runs over the riser and gets hung up on top of the shroud protecting the multi-valve. The impact of the mower against the riser causes a crack to develop in the pipe at the point where it enters the underground tank two feet below grade. Propane gas is released through the crack in the pipe and escapes into the shroud surrounding the pipe. The leaking propane is ignited by the lawn mower. The gardener was able to escape the area without injury and called the fire department.

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: 9158-SA-15