Atascocita Volunteer Fire Captain Brian Mulligan experienced a close call when his crew responded to routine gas leak call that turned out to be anything but routine. Tune in to hear how Brian almost got electrocuted at a gas leak call.
Length: 50 minutes
On May 12, 2012, Atascocita Volunteer Fire Captain Brian Mulligan and his crew responded to a reported gas leak that resulted in a very close call. If the circumstances were just slightly different, Brian could have been severely burned or electrocuted. Yes, at a gas leak call he almost got electrocuted! Listen in and learn how it happened and the valuable lessons Brian and his department took away from this event, including
- The need to always be vigilant and, if it is possible, to expect the unexpected – to think about other explanations for what you may be seeing or hearing. As Brian will share, things are not always what they appear to be.
- Do not take anything for granted.
- Ensure you have a solid standard operating guideline for responses to gas emergencies. Brian’s department didn’t have one then… but they do now.
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NOTE: Brian and his wife, Chelsea became parents of Annabelle a month ago. What better reason to ensure we are learning from close calls than the love of our families.
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