Firefighters take on propane blazes

GETTING CLOSE IS REQUIRED—Firefighters were advised not to put out a burning propane fire unless they can turn off the source of the fuel. Here they prepare to hand close the valve on a home unit.

The public is safer from the threat of a propane disaster, thanks to training offered by the Michigan Propane Gas Association (MPGA). Cannon, Courtland and Oakfield Township firefighters practiced defeating propane fires on Monday, June 15. “This may be the only propane training any of them ever receive,” said Derek Dalling, spokesperson for the MPGA. […]