Tactical Response to Natural Gas Emergencies

Thursday, December 10, 2020
7:00 p.m

Chief Jerry Knapp will discuss some of the critical tactical objectives necessary for responding effectively for natural gas emergencies.  The goal of this training is to increase your effectiveness and safety at releases of flammable and explosive natural gas. The interactive program will provide the key tactical objectives and introduce new gas detectors using laser technology with extended range to vastly speed up our size up of these dangerous calls.  A review of procedures for air monitoring rounds out the program.

Jerry Knapp is a 40 year veteran Firefighter/EMT with the West Haverstraw, NY Fire Department and is a training officer at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona, NY.  He is the Chief of the Rockland County HazMat Team, a former Nationally Certified Paramedic and author of the Fire Attack Chapter in the FF1-2 manual published by Fire Engineer and author of numerous articles on house fires. Battalion Chief Knapp is the author of the tactical and scenario-based reference book titled, House Fires. He is on the technical panel for the latest UL Study on Fire Attack at House Fires. He recently retired from the US Military Academy, West Point as the Plans Officer, Directorate of Emergency Services.