Maine fire departments revamping propane protocols after deadly explosion

  • Source: WGME-TV CBS 13 Portland
  • Published: 10/02/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Small fire departments across Maine are revamping propane protocols, following last month's deadly explosion in Farmington. Last month's deadly explosion in Farmington sent a shockwave through Maine's firefighting community. "Why there weren't more people hurt? It's a miracle, really," Livermore Fire Chief Donald Castonguay said. Firefighters say they never could have imagined a simple call for a propane leak could have ended like this. Livermore's fire chief says he believes his department, and many others across the state, have become complacent when it came to propane calls, but after what happened in Farmington, they now realize anything can happen. That why's Chief Donald Castonguay is re-writing that book. He's adding new protocols to keep his firefighters safe, and opening them up to new trainings.


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