June 26, 2019 – St. Lawrence, WI – The St. Lawrence Fire Dept., in partnership with the Wisconsin Propane Education & Research Council (WiPERC), is hosting an emergency response, live propane fire training on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Approximately 50 firefighters from the St. Lawrence Fire Dept. and surrounding areas are expected to attend. At times during the training, residents may see flames shooting 20 feet or more into the air.
The training consists of classroom instruction on the physical properties of propane and a hands-on portion that includes five fire scenarios including a grill, forklift, bulk tank, and propane terminal piping props.
All hands-on training is overseen by Wisconsin certified fire instructors, FIRE LLC and is conducted in accordance with NFPA 1403.
The St. Lawrence Fire Dept. is providing local coordination and the location for the training. The WiPERC estimates the value of this training is $4,000 to $5,000 depending on the size of the group trained and the number of trainers required.
Propane will be provided by United Cooperative, who is a WPGA member and participates in the propane industry check-off program, which provides the funding for this training.
The Wisconsin Propane Education & Research Council is the education foundation of the Wisconsin Propane Gas Association (WPGA).
The training will be held at 4955 WI-175 Hartford, WI 53027.
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