Emergency staff tackle mock gas leak

| 29/03/2012

Gas 9.jpg(CNS): Local emergency workers were put through their paces yesterday in a mock emergency exercise in which they were called out to a simulated propane ‘incident’ at Home Gas Ltd. Fire and medical services joined the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and Home Gas representatives at the scene, where the accident scenario was an uncontrolled release of gaseous liquids. Chief Fire Officer Dennom Bodden said, “Although table-top and actual emergency exercises are conducted periodically, this is the first coordinated response of this magnitude involving the propane plant.”

About a dozen vehicles were on the scene included EMT ambulances, fire tankers and a ladder truck. Although a portion of Walker’s Road was closed for a short time, no evacuations were carried out during the exercise.

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