Liquefied Propane Gas Fires
On June 14, 2006, the Hanover Park Fire Department hosted a University of Illinois Fire Service Institute “Cornerstone Training Program” funded by Illinois Propane Education & Research Council.
Students were taught the properties and characteristics of propane as well as the tactical considerations for managing a propane emergency.
Thirty-three firefighters from Hanover Park, Bartlett, Streamwood, Carol Stream and Elgin attended the course.
Firefighters were taught to use hose streams to cool and dissipate the 3,595° flame temperature while approaching the tank to shut off the flow of gas.
Once the gas flow is controlled, the tank can be rendered safe.