Emergency Response to Liquefied Natural Gas

8 hours

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a hazardous material that poses three major risks to fire fighters and other emergency responders – it is a flammable gas that has been liquefied cryogenically; and it disperses rapidly. This course focuses on the hazards, characteristics, and risks of LNG. The training will teach students how to safely respond to LNG fires and spills through classroom and hands-on activities. This course will satisfy annual HazMat refresher training.

Course Goals

In this training, students will learn to take a risk-based approach when responding to incidents involving LNG, and other hazardous materials, in transportation and at fixed facilities. The students will observe the behavior of LNG when it is released from its container and attacked with water and dry chemicals; discuss hazard and risk assessment, proper selection of PPE, and basic control techniques; and work through case studies and scenario-based exercises. This program was designed by fire fighters, for fire fighters who have previously been trained to the hazmat operations level in accordance with OSHA regulations. Participants should already be trained to work in a defensive posture to confine hazardous materials and mission-specific tasks such as use of PPE, product control, and decontamination. The program has been designed to serve as an 8-hour, OSHA-compliant refresher program.

The course goal is to ensure a safe, competent response using the facts, science, and circumstances to analyze the problem, plan the response, implement the plan, and evaluate the progress. The agenda includes an introduction to LNG and its hazards, pre-planning and analyzing incidents, responding to LNG incidents, case studies and scenario exercises.

  • What do you know and what do you want to or need to learn?
  • What is LNG and why learn about it?
LNG Hazards
  • What makes LNG a hazardous?
  • How might LNG and containers behave in an emergency?
Preplan & Analyze Incidents
  • Where is LNG present?
  • What kind of incidents might occur?
Respond to LNG Incidents
  • What can you do to respond to LNG emergencies?
  • How can you protect yourself and others during LNG emergencies?
Case Studies & Scenarios
  • What can learn from LNG or similar incidents?
  • What would do if you had to respond to an LNG incident?


Emergency Response to Liquefied Natural Gas was developed for those fire, rescue, emergency medical service (EMS) personnel and other personnel who may respond to incidents involving liquefied natural gas.