Propane Safety

Family Propane operates with safety as our number one goal. Our daily activities must be performed in the safest manner according to state and national standards set out by propane regulatory authorities.

Propane plays an important role in our everyday lives. It is an efficient energy source for heating and cooking and is widely used in manufacturing and agriculture. Propane is a liquid hydrocarbon that vaporizes into a colorless, odorless, highly flammable gas. In properly maintained and operated systems, propane is completely safe. However, it can be extremely dangerous if an uncontrolled release of propane occurs. In order to detect an uncontrolled release or leak of propane, an odorant (ethyl mercaptan) is added. This odorant gives propane an unpleasant smell. Below are a list of safety videos that can be helpful for any questions you might have. 

Interactive Safety Modules

What is Propane? What to Do If You Smell Gas Can You Smell It? Maintaining Your Propane Appliance Carbon Monoxide Safety Lighting Pilot Lights Running Out of Gas Using Space Heaters Safely Safe Grilling Small Cylinder Transportation and Storage Power Outages Flood Preparedness Hurricane Preparedness Spring/Summer Weather Safety Winter Storm Preparedness Wildfire Preparedness
Propane: Exceptional Energy Propane Gas Association of New England