LP gas is a potential hazard present in most communities and a complete understanding of its hazards is necessary to safely and efficiently handle such an incident. This class will present an overview of LP gas properties and characteristics, as well as provide the opportunity participate in an actual fire attack on an LP tank fire. Topics will include common storage containers in residential and commercial use, and the components of different types of transport vehicles.

Special requirements

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE): The following gear is required to participate: helmet, bunker coat, bunker pants with boots, and gloves that met the NFPA standard 1971 at the time of purchase.
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA): Participants attending should bring their own pressure-demand type self-contained breathing apparatus and one spare cylinder. All air cylinders must be within hydrostatic date or will not be refilled and should be marked with departmental identification. Breathing apparatus must meet NFPA standard 1981. In addition participants must provide a Nomex or PBI protective hood. Individuals with beards, sideburns or other hair styles that interfere with the proper seal of a breathing apparatus face piece will not be allowed to participate in classes requiring SCBA use.
  • Note: Protective hoods over beards are not approved.


  • Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I certification
  • Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.

Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

  • 7 hrs Technical
  • 5 hrs Skill

Host: North Kansas City Fire Department 1815 Howell Street North Kansas City MO

Contact: Greg Hook at 816-412-8008 or ghook@nkc.org

Sessions:  August 24, 2024  08:00-22:00

Partners: Missouri Division of Fire Safety

Funding provided by the Division of Fire Safety (DFS) and the Missouri Fire Safety Education / Advisory Commission. State Funding sources include the DFS General Revenue (GR) Fire Training Fund and Fire Education Fund.