Following the success of last year’s event, a second Propane Industry Responders’ Conference will be held September 24-25 in Sedalia at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The session will facilitate the exchange of vital propane safety information, techniques, and experiences among industry responders.
The conference is being sponsored by the Missouri Propane Education and Research Council with support from the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri, the University of Missouri Fire Rescue and Training Institute and the Missouri State Fire Marshal. It will cover the evolution of propane emergencies, propane response, and mitigation strategies, including hands-on, live-fire training. Students will earn 4 hours CEUs for Fire Instructor and 8 hours for Hazardous Materials – Technician toward recertification.
Registration materials will be available shortly through MU FRTI and online at MissouriPropane.com. There is no registration fee for qualified Missouri firefighters and first responders. Because of the overflow response to last year’s event, attendance is limited to the first 50 registrations. Additionally, bunk space is available without charge at the State Fair firehouse and all meals will be included.
“This conference demonstrates the propane industry’s continued commitment to the safety and well-being of fire service, emergency responders, and the public,” said Steve Ahrens, MOPERC President. “In the past 10 years the propane industry has invested millions of dollars in training hundreds of thousands of firefighters and emergency responders.”
“Conferences such as this offer first responders across Missouri the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skills which will pay dividends for their communities.”
Attendance is open to anyone involved with propane-related emergency and incident response activities, including propane professionals, fire service and emergency response trainers, towing and recovery professionals, law enforcement, and more.