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Nebraska firefighters train for dangerous situations

NORFOLK, NE (KTIV) – A dangerous situation unfolds, a propane tank is on fire.

But luckily, this situation is part of a hazmat technician class the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s training division is holding in Norfolk Thursday.

The training specialists are teaching techniques for firefighters from Norfolk Fire Division and other departments across the state.

They light a flare and use other tools to train in a controlled situation.

“This gives them a great opportunity to see how the propane is going to react to their attack. It gives them a great opportunity, to not in the emergency situation to just be able to see what’s going on,” Bill Pfeifer, a training specialist for the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s training division said.

Pfeifer says the procedure uses five firefighters working together, two controlling the water, one attempting to shut off the valve on the propane tank and the last two managing the hose.

Firefighters from the Norfolk Fire Division used this technique during an incident at Milk Specialties in Norfolk in 2009.

KTIV Staff

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