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A Half-hour to Tragedy

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Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: October 20, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 03, 2013
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Submitter : James "JD" Brown

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"The CSB's final written report on the tragedy, which killed two emergency responders and two propane technicians, was approved at a public meeting in Beckley, West Virginia, on September 25. 'This video shows how a number of factors - a tank placed too close to the building, a lack of necessary training for propane technicians,... More

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Propane, BLEVE, fire fighter safety, explosion

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Pete Schenck
27 weeks ago

Pete Schenck (Staff)

Excellent material regarding a specific propane emergency and how learning from this incident can help other firefighters better understand the dangers of propane.  I find it even more useful for urban/suburban departments who may not encounter large, fixed, installed propane tanks in their districts on a regular basis.

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Good animations, high quality video production, appropriate technical level for emergency responders.

Time spent reviewing site: 50 minutes
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Avatar for John Purdin
2 years ago

John Purdin (Faculty)

Excellent analysis of events leading to propane accident. 


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