FREE Explosive Gas Training

Natural Gas Emergency Response Training to
Make Your Next Explosive Gas Call Safer. Know Before You Go.

Who we are

Welcome to our Explosive Gas Training

Following a routine response to a natural gas emergency that resulted in a building explosion (nearly a double Firefighter LODD), three major training gaps were identified that affect all FDs across the US. We have developed a training program that provides FDs the necessary information and training methods that result in aggressive, safe and efficient responses to the release of explosive gas.  Additionally, these procedures are based on gas industry best practices and newly revised FD SOPS. This training will provide:

Basic and advanced tactical training for responses to release of explosive gases (natural gas and propane)
An understanding of combustible gas indicators, where to monitor, limitations and proper use, interpretation of results and strategic considerations.
Clear strategic/tactical guidance for the 6 types of explosive gas emergencies.


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fire fighters in all 50 states


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Client testimonials

Chief Michael Contaxis

Warwick Fire Department

The Firefighters were sucked in right away to Instructor (CHIEF) Knapp's own experiences involving a house explosion where Knapp was injured responding to a gas investigation and to the teaching style of Knapp.  Our Firefighters were taught the do's and dont's from the apparatus room floor to response to the scene and back to quarters.  The firefighters were provided with experience, a lecture and hands on activities involving a table top drill.  We definitely benefited from this class from the minute Jerry Knapp and Dan Moran stepped into the firehouse until they left we learned about response procedures, about the proper use of our gas meters and how to work with Orange & Rockland Utilities.  I strongly urge all firefighters and fire response personnel to take this class!  This presentation has been instrumental on gas emergency response and how we will continue to respond to them in the future.  Thank you Jerry!!!

Brian Mohr

District Chief of Training,
Davenport Iowa

Jerry Knapp’s Tactical Gas Emergency class should be included as the standard for training Fire Departments on the best way to respond to gas leaks or emergencies.  Jerry provides a personal point of view that increases the impact of the material presented.  This vital information has shined the light on a better way to respond to gas leaks.  The focus is that the Fire Department’s number one priority is life safety for the community and the fire service.  The content in the presentation is reinforced with a practical hands-on scenario using a model of Leak Street.  This miniature version of a street in any neighborhood is a simple way to bring together the concepts presented throughout the class.  This emphasizes the application of safer tactics which translates to improved operations at incidents like this that the fire service responds to every day.  The result of this training will be safer operations for the fire service, utilities, and ultimately the community

Jeff Christensen

Chief Milford Fire Dept 33
Milford, PA

The Emergency Gas detection training provided by Jerry and Dan was truly outstanding.  Their tremendous knowledge and personal experience brought the reality of gas leaks and detection to life.  The “hands on” demonstrations further enhanced the program. Jerry and Dan also covered the advancement in detection technology and methodology.  This class prompted some lively discussion and enhanced the value of our Firefighters. Well Done!!

Brandon Cable

Cincinnati HazMat Technician

Purchased your book at FDIC recently and made it through the first 3 chapters. I’m a hazmat technician with greater Cincinnati hazmat and I’m a career fire lieutenant at Colerain Township Fire & EMS outside of Cincinnati. What a great read and great info. I’ve been personally searching for this type of info. Since I became a technician. Looking forward to the rest of the book. Our department could use a class from you.

Scott Smith

Chief, Monmouth Junction Volunteer Fire Department

We made a significant revision to our SOG on the response to gas emergency calls. I think some of the most important changes we made were as follows:

• Including actual verbiage about the “kill box” where we keep apparatus and personnel outside of this area.
• Setting a staging location for apparatus of a minimum of 2 houses away.
• Setting action guidelines when obtaining readings on metering equipment.
• Checking nearby structures for possible gas migration when responding to outside leaks.
• Including information for rapid evacuation of structures.

The class was extremely useful and changed our mindset about these calls completely.


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Thank you to these sponsors without whom this training would not be possible.