LPG Firefighting Training

LPG Firefighting Awareness Online Training

ERAC offers LPG Firefighting Awareness online training free-of-charge to all Canadian first responders. This training provides first responders:

  • Knowledge to make safe and strategic risk management decisions.
  • Understanding of non-intervention, offensive and defensive tactics when encountering LPG fire emergencies.
  • Informs of strategic and tactical considerations.

Upon successful completion of the 11-module online awareness training, first responders can then enroll in the LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations training course.

Course Content:

There are 11 modules within the online training and each module is followed by a test covering the content from the training modules. The modules include a total of 50 test questions, to pass, participants must correctly answer 40/50 questions (i.e. 80%).

To enroll in the LPG Firefighting Awareness online training, please complete the form below. Your request will be processed within 24 hours. If this is a holiday or weekend, your request will be processed by the end of the next business day.

* - The 11 online awareness training modules are available in French. To sign up for the French online awareness training, click here.
 

 

LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations Training

The LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations training is a two-day course. The first day is classroom-based, were we will review 14 modules that cover every facet of LPG emergency management, including: 

  • emergency response assistance plans (ERAPs) and regulations
  • the Emergency Response Guide 
  • LPG products and their characteristics
  • cylinders and tanks
  • LPG trucks and transport
  • rail transportation
  • water flow requirements 
  • gas detection 
  • Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosions (B.L.E.V.E.).

Day two will consist of two parts. Part one will be a review of commonly encountered LPG emergencies as scenarios. These four scenarios require firefighters to work through the strategy, risk mitigation, planning, problem solving, decision-making and incident action plans and tactics necessary to safely manage the situation. Part two will be hands-on training. Four propane training prop trailers will be used that simulate situations encountered in the field. These will include:

  • Distribution system breaks (considerations, options and approach);
  • Motor vehicle fuel tank fires;
  • Building service meter flange fires; and
  • Cylinder or tank fires

Proper cooling techniques, safety valves, shut-offs, pressure relief valves and leak control and extinguishment techniques are reviewed and practiced throughout the remainder of the day including cooling, safe approaches, pressure relief valves (PRVs), shut off and egress. 

For more information on the LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations training course and/or to register your fire department, contact Louis-Philippe Ethier, Technical Advisor at 514-886-0984 or lp.ethier@erac.org for Eastern locations or Lance Bushie, Technical Advisor at 403-512-0090 or lance.bushie@erac.org for Western locations. Please note there is a minimum of 16 participants required to conduct the LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations training.

NOTE: If you are a member of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) and would like to register for the LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations training, please visit the OAFC website, http://www.oafc.on.ca/lpf-firefighting-training.

Sponsor a Fire Department and/or Donate Propane

To sponsor a fire department and/or donate propane for the LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations training, click here.