PA State Fire Academy to sponsor "Responding to Ethanol Incidents" Training Program in Neshannock Township on 8/5/2012

posted Jun 5, 2012, 10:08 AM by Brian Melcer

Neshannock Fire DepartmentContinuing the efforts to reduce the number of firefighter injuries and Line of Duty Deaths, State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann in partnership with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency have combined forces in presenting this informative program to fire departments and municipal officials throughout the Commonwealth. 


The Office of the State Fire Commissioner-Pennsylvania State Fire Academy is offering this new class utilizing curriculum from the International Association of Fire Chiefs.  For first responders, the addition of ethanol to gasoline presents some unique firefighting challenges. Traditional methods of firefighting against hydrocarbon (gasoline) fires have been found to be ineffective against these polar solvent-type (ethanol-blended) fuels.

This 8-hour training program called “Responding To Ethanol Incidents”, will cover a host of issues, including ethanol and blended fuels, transportation of ethanol blended fuels, storage and dispensing and fire fighting foam principles for ethanol blended fuels.

This exciting new program will be offered locally on:


Sunday August 5, 2012

at the

Neshannock Township Volunteer Fire Dept.

3135 Mercer Road, New Castle, PA 16105

Class is from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Class requested by Lawrence County Department of Public Safety


To register please fill out an application and return it to Pat Pauly at the

PA State Fire Academy or fax it to (717)248-3580. Register early!

Registration Deadline is noon on July 13, 2012.  Maximum class size is 40.




For Additional information or applications you can contact:   Tina Marshall at or at 724-656-4927 ext. 3705

Brian Melcer,
Jun 5, 2012, 10:08 AM