Local fire departments met at Westwood High School in Ishpeming to train on putting out several types of propane fires.
The Michigan Gas and Propane Association was on hand to offer specialized training on tank, meter, grill and large container propane fires.
Don Steckman, the U.P. rep for the MGPA says that the association usually does 10 to 12 training sessions a year all across Michigan.
The fireman spend about an hour and a half in the classroom learning the technical side of things, before going outside to get hands on experience.