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  1. Hazmat: Initial Actions and Chemical Assessment

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    proper assessment. What is the probable radius of a fireball generated from the boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ) of a railcar containing propane? Studying historical incidents is especially useful with this class of materials. Energy

  2. Propane Emergencies: Plan for Worst-Case Scenario

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Apr 2012

    destroyed if a boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ) of the 30,000-gallon tank were to occur. Many of the smaller ..... the incident greatly contributed to preventing a catastrophic BLEVE of the large tanks. Mutual aid. Monroe County is considered


    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Jul 1995

    produces an explosion that closely resembles a BLEVE (boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor ..... a released vapor explosion as well as a BLEVE ) are imminent once the material is released ..... explosive; in essence, it could be a BLEVE . The containers must be cooled with flooding

  4. NIOSH issues recommendations for propane tank fires

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Nov 1999

    liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). To reduce the risk, fire departments ..... let the fire burn. Be aware that when a BLEVE occurs, sections of the tank can fly in ..... associated with propane tank fires, including BLEVE . Ensure that fire department code enforcement


    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 May 2002

    liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). Evacuate nearby residences since mobile ..... tank to help cool the contents and avoid a BLEVE , which can occur with the smallest of ..... prove deadly. Keep in mind that should a BLEVE occur, sections of the tank could fly

  6. Vehicle Fires: Is It Time to Change Our Training?

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Jul 2010

    experiencing a boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). In Flagler County, Florida, while investigating a burned ..... split open, much like a cylinder that had been involved in a BLEVE . The edge of the hatchback door was made of three layers of

  7. CSB Releases Safety Video on Need for Chemical Emergency Preparedness

    Online Articles

    Mon, 15 Jun 2009

    animation of a boiling liquid expansion vapor explosion, or BLEVE , in a large propane tank that killed two firefighters and injured ..... firefighters had not received accurate training or guidance on BLEVE hazards and approached within 100 feet of the burning tank when

  8. 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook

    Online Articles

    Fri, 6 Jul 2012

    Isolation & Protective Action Distances. Fire and Spill Control Section. Added a Boiling-Liquid, Expanding-Vapor Explosion ( BLEVE ) Chart. Criminal/Terrorist Section: Added an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Safe Standoff Distances Chart. USING

  9. Fire Department Operations in Sprinkler-Protected Properties

    Online Articles

    Fri, 27 Jan 2012

    containers of highly flammable liquids or gases with the objective of preventing a boiling liquid-expanding vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). All responding firefighters should be able to identify the type of system installed and the locations of the basic components

  10. The 20th Annual United Fire Firefighter of the Year Award

    Online Articles

    Sat, 31 Aug 2013

    opening ceremonies we will also revisit the 40 Year history of the Arizona State Fire School and the anniversary of the Kingman BLEVE disaster, which up until the Yarnell Hill Fire and the death of 19 Hotshots was the largest one time loss of firefighter lives