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Propane Safety

  • Extinguish all smoking materials and any other open flames or sources of ignition.

  • Everyone should vacate the building, vehicle or area. Move away without using any electric switches, appliances, thermostats, or telephones.

  • Close the gas shutoff valve on the propane tank or cylinder

  • Call your propane supplier and/or your local fire department from a cellular telephone or a neighbors telephone.

  • Even if you do not continue to smell propane, do not open or turn on the propane supply valve.

  • Do not re-enter the building, vehicle or area.

  • Have a qualified propane service technician and/or emergency personnel check for escaped propane.

  • Have a properly trained propane service technician repair the leak.

  • The propane service technician or emergency responder needs to determine that the leak situation has been fully resolved.

  • The propane service technician should check all of your gas appliances and re-light any appliance pilots.

  • For more information about propane safety and emergency situations please visit

  • Courtesy of the Missouri Propane Gas Association

Propane Safety: Quality Standards
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