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Water Main Break

What actions would you take when responding in to a serious underground watermain break in the most densly populated area in your response…

Started by Frank Montagna

0 Dec 5, 2010

Pulling manhole covers

Does your department pull electric or sewer manhole covers when you respond to an underground gas main break? If so, do you take any partic…

Started by Frank Montagna

0 Dec 5, 2010

Who is in charge at a gas leak?

Who calls the shots when you respond to a gas leak?   Is it you or do you defer to the gas utility?   What do you rely on the gas utility f…

Started by Frank Montagna

0 Feb 10, 2010

Gas monitor

How many of your people are trained to operate and interpert the readings from your natural gas and your CO monitors?

Started by Frank Montagna

0 Nov 22, 2009

CO generated from overheating battery, has anyone seen this?

We responded to a CO alarm last week with an interesting outcome. We were dispatched at about 21:00 hrs. Upon arrival, the occupants of a 1…

Started by Jay Wieners

12 Jun 25, 2009
Reply by Ian Toms

monitoring CO in blood

Remember when it was necessary to take blood from an artery in your wrist to check the level of Carbon Monoxide in your blood. Now they can…

Started by Frank Montagna

0 Apr 10, 2009

What does your meter read?

If a Combustible Gas Indicator (CGI) has a reading of 5% when taking readings at a natural gas leak, is it hazardous? Well, that depends.…

Started by Frank Montagna

4 Jan 26, 2009
Reply by Frank Montagna

Utility Emergencies

Fire Departments respond to emergencies of all kinds. When you respond to an emergency involving utilities / services what are your roles a…

Started by Kevin Galligan

2 Jan 6, 2009
Reply by Jeff Schwering

Sprinkler alarm

You respond to a sprinkler water flow alarm in the middle of the night. It is a two story comercial building. It is 300'x300'. You see no s…

Started by Frank Montagna

2 Jul 9, 2008


Do you have high pressure steam in your response area? It may be provided by your utility to heat buildings or building complexes like hosp…

Started by Frank Montagna

0 May 24, 2008


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