Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Firefighting Training

LPG Firefighting Awareness Online Training

ERAC offers its LPG Firefighting Awareness online training course free of charge to all Canadian first responders.

This training provides:

  • the ability to make safe and strategic decisions on non-intervention, offensive and defensive strategies when encountering LPG fire emergencies, and

  • information needed to assess hazards and prevent further harm or injury at the scene by responding appropriately and calling for the necessary resources and assistance.

With this knowledge, our first responders can reduce the risk to their communities and themselves.

Course Content

There are seven modules within the online training course and each module is followed by a quiz covering the course content, with a pass rate of 80%.

The course consists of the following modules:

  • Module 1 - LPG Overview

  • Module 2 - The Basics and First Aid

  • Module 3 - Container Types

  • Module 4 - LPG Documentation, Safety Features and Damages

  • Module 5 - Placards, ERG, ICS and Roles and Responsibilities

  • Module 6 - Fire Fighting Considerations, Additional Factors and BLEVEs

  • Module 7 - ERPs, ERAPs, Response levels and ERAC


First Responders: To enroll in the LPG Firefighting Awareness online training, please complete the form below.
Your request will be processed within two business days.

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Upon successful completion of the LPG Firefighting Awareness online training module, first responders can enroll in the LPG Level 1 – Operations Firefighting training course.


LPG Level 1 – Operations Firefighting Training course

“The course was extremely beneficial for the regional [fire] departments. Your expertise and knowledge in LPG and incidents involving pressurized liquids [were] welcomed by the group with some great takeaways. Thank you for being flexible to the group’s skillsets and limited knowledge in this field; it was a pleasure to see the group interact with your style of teaching… this fun and interactive course.”

                                                                               Kynan O’Rourke, Regional Deputy Fire Chief, Regional District of Central Kootenay


The LPG Level 1 – Operations Firefighting training is a two-day course. The curriculum is based on NFPA standards and consists of both classroom sessions and live-fire exercises using ERAC’s mobile prop trailer.

Day one is classroom-based and consists of two sections.

Section one: candidates review different modules that cover every facet of LPG emergency management, including: 

    • emergency response assistance plans (ERAPs) and regulations

    • the Emergency Response Guidebook

    • LPG products and their characteristics

    • cylinders, tanks and storage

    • LPG trucks and transport

    • rail transportation

    • firefighting water flow requirements

    • gas detection

    • Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosions (B.L.E.V.E.)

    • auto refrigeration

Section two: includes a review of commonly encountered LPG emergencies as scenarios. These 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.

Day two consists of hands-on training. ERAC’s instruction team uses four propane training props to simulate different situations encountered in the field by first responders.

These simulations include:

  • LPG distribution system fires

  • propane motor vehicle fuel tank fires

  • building service meter flange fires, and

  • propane cylinder fires

Proper cooling techniques, valve shut-offs, pressure relief devices, leak control and extinguishment techniques, and egress are reviewed and practiced throughout the training.

For more information on the LPG Level 1 – Operations Firefighting Training Course and/or to register your fire department,
contact us

A minimum of 16 participants is required to conduct the LPG Level 1 – Operations firefighting training course.

If you are a member of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) and would like to register for the LPG Level 1 – Operations firefighting training, please visit the OAFC website.




 “The LPG Level 1 Firefighting course was exactly what we needed, especially in Port Edward where there will be a significant amount of LPG delivery soon. We have truly become much more confident in making decisions related to LPG incidents. I would definitely do it again.”

Jason Giesbrecht, Fire Chief, District of Port Edward

 “Our two-day LPG Level 1 Firefighting training session with ERAC was fantastic. When I was walking around the site, I was listening to the crew's pre-planning strategies, discussing angles of approach and nozzle patterns, and this says to me that they are very much engaged in the training and excited to talk about how to tackle the fires between themselves. These problem-solving scenarios develop buy-in and team-building skills for my members.”

Jeff Beckwith, Fire Chief, Prince Rupert Fire Rescue

 “The LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations Training has provided our members the knowledge and experience of dealing with LPG. The training was an absolute success.”

Matthew Roy, Fire Chief, Township of North Glengarry