Re: Removal of High School Propane Tanks
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the School District, the Board of Education, and Superintendent Rich Boccia for the recent removal of the two 30,000 gallon propane tanks that were located on school property. The tanks sat less than 100 feet from the high school building and adjacent to the northern most driveway for the school.
The tanks have had several leaks over the years and due to their location were a significant concern for the Fire District. In addition, the tanks sat immediately adjacent to Sierra Park Road and across the street from numerous residences and businesses. Any number of problems could have arisen that might have caused an incident resulting in a threat to those around the tanks.
The Fire District feels that this is a large step forward for the safety of our community. Any number of problems could have arisen triggering an incident resulting in a threat to those around the tanks. The removal of the tanks was a constructive action in making our community a safer and more enjoyable place to live and work.
Thank you again,
BRENT J. HARPER THOM HELLER
Fire Chief Fire Marshal
Mammoth Lakes Fire District Mammoth Lakes Fire District