The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri and the Missouri State Fair Fire Department (MSFFD) hosted a no cost, two day training in cooperation with the City of Sedalia Fire Department, Pettis County Fire Protection District, Pettis County Ambulance District, and the City of Higginsville EMS. The National Propane Education and Research Council, the Missouri Propane Education and Research Council, the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, and the State of Missouri Fire Marshall’s office coordinated the operations for the benefit of these firefighters at the Missouri State Fairgrounds on September 12-13, 2015.
The instructors provided eight hours of classroom training on how to handle propane emergencies to assist the firefighters on scene and an additional eight hours of hands-on firefighting skills dealing with propane fires and vehicles. The transport delivery vehicle and bobtail delivery vehicles were used for vehicle familiarization if an emergency occurred.
Live fire props of a domestic propane tank and bobtail were used for live fire training. Basic propane equipment and parts were used to assist in building firefighter knowledge and awareness when arriving on scene. Several industry experts were on hand for questions and instruction during the evolutions of live fire training.
The FFAM and MSFFD provided lodging and all the meals for the attendees for no cost to the participants for the weekend. The funds for training were provided by the National Propane Education and Research Council. These funds are provided to assist in the safe handling and propane training around the nation. The FFAM is honored to be able to be a part of the training in the State of Missouri.
Firefighters from the following departments were in attendance: California FD, California Rural FPD, Chaffee FD, Chillicothe FD, Chula Rural FD, Cooper County FPD, Eureka FPD, Jefferson City FD, Johnson County FPD, Johnson County FPD #2, Kansas City FD, Lebanon Rural FPD, Little Dixie FPD, Lowry City Volunteer FD, Madison West Monroe FD, Marshfield FD, Monett Rural FD, Moreau FPD, North Central Carroll County FPD, Northeast R-IV Rural Fire Assoc., Pleasant Hope FPD, Republic FD, Rocky Mount FPD, Salisbury City & Rural FD, Savannah FD, Southern FPD of Holt Co., Southern Platte FPD, St. James FD, West Plains FD, Willard FPD and Wright City FPD.