Propane Consumer Safety Tips

Propane is a safe, non-toxic fuel with a long-standing history of safety. Propane is also highly regulated, which helps support its safety record. As it’s naturally odorless, colorless, and non-toxic, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has set standards for propane use and storage. This includes that a scent be added to propane to help detect if a leak has occurred.

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What to Do If You Smell Propane

  1. Do not turn any devices ON or OFF. This includes light switches, phones, computers, flashlights or appliances.
  2. Immediately instruct all inhabitants to leave the home or commercial building.
  3. Do not try to find the source of the leak.
  4. Use a phone or cell phone outside of the building or area that the propane was detected and notify FSi.
  5. If the propane is detected outside, move upwind from the detection location and call FSi and/or your local fire department.

Other Safety Tips

  • Propane appliances should have proper circulation of air at all times.
  • The flame should burn blue in color. A yellow or orange flame may indicate poor venting or combustion.
  • Keep flammable or combustible materials away from propane appliances and storage tanks.
  • Use propane appliances for their original designed use.
  • Never use cooking stoves for heating.
  • Always maintain a fire extinguisher in your home.