NO SUCH THING AS A ROUTINE GAS LEAK
Gas leaks can turn deadly in an instant. The firefighter’s mission at gas emergencies is life safety. A near-death experience at a routine gas leak is the genesis for this book, which incorporates hard-won experience, expertise, and battle-tested tactical lessons that will help improve your fire department’s response procedures and training methods.
Are your fire department’s response procedures based on gas industry best practices? Tactical Response to Natural Gas Emergencies explains the proper and rapid size-up of gas emergencies, the uses and limitations of air monitors, new laser-based gas detectors, how to improve your standard operating procedures, all in service of making effective strategic and tactical decisions. Learn what aggressive, effective, sensible, and manageable risks you should take to meet our mission of life safety for civilians and firefighters.“Jerry Knapp's passion for natural gas emergencies is borne out of a near-miss when he was nearly killed in a gas explosion. Jerry truly has his heart and head devoted to the fire service and is well-liked and respected by everyone.”—Captain Bill Gustin, Miami-Dade Fire/Rescue “This book will help you intelligently decide how to safely proceed when confronted with either indoor or outdoor natural gas incidents. The authors bring a lot of experience and knowledge to the natural gas response table and share it with you in an easily understandable way.”—(ret.) Chief Frank Montagna, 43-year veteran of FDNY, 26-year battalion chief, and author of Responding to “Routine” Emergencies
- Critical information on natural gas, hazards, migration routes, and leak scenarios
- Tactical procedures based on gas industry best practices
- Specific, scenario-based recommended procedures for the seven types of natural gas emergencies
- Practical examples drawn from real-world scenarios to sharpen fire officer decision making at gas emergencies