FS017- Food Truck Propane Safety with PERC

Food Truck Propane Safety PERC
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On July 1st, 2014, a horrific and tragic event happened in Feltonville, Philadelphia when a food truck exploded, injuring 13 people, including 2 critical injuries.

Sadly, the two people who were in critical condition died on July 24th. From all of us here at FoodTruckr.com, our prayers, thoughts and condolences to all who were involved in the explosion, and especially the families of Olga and Jaylin Galdamez.

Because of the recent events, we thought it would be appropriate to have an expert come on to the show to educate us on propane tank safety, since it appears the explosion was caused by a propane tank.

Stuart Flatow and his colleague J.J. McCoy from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) join us today to talk about what happened and how we – all of us – can prevent this kind of thing from happening.

You’ll learn about what to look out for with your propane tanks, and other important safety checks that we should all be doing from time to time.

You can never be too safe, and it only takes a minute or two to prevent disaster.

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About the Author

Pat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn.

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  • dadeecano August 19, 2014, 11:25 am

    Knowing life was lost, it was greatly appreciated to hear this podcast. I wish there were some notes that could have been extracted to serve as a checklist.

    • foodtruckr August 21, 2014, 11:33 am

      Agreed — we thought it was a very important topic to cover after such a tragic event.

      Putting together a safety checklist is a great idea! We’ll work on that for a future post.

  • Kayla - Thinkheat.com January 15, 2016, 4:44 am

    Thanks for sharing this. Hope similar accident won’t happen again in the future. It is important for food truck to do regular check and maintenance, also to add a leak detector.