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A Half-hour to Tragedy

A Half-hour to Tragedy

<"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, and a lack of awareness among technicians and responders to order an immediate evacuation - combined to take the lives... Show More

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Pete Schenck
Pete Schenck (Staff)
6 years ago

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.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 50 minutes
John Purdin
John Purdin (Faculty)
8 years ago

Excellent analysis of events leading to propane accident.