Type A School Buses / LPG / Heavy Lifting

Coming in 2012 will be an option from General Motors for liquified petroleum gas (LPG) in Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cutaway 4500 vans, which are used in Type A school bus applications.  About 2,600 LPG (autogas) fueling stations are scattered around the country with an anticipated increase in the future making this a feasible option.

As firefighters, our challenges will become apparent when considering a rear-end under-ride after checking out the picture below.  These tanks may limit lifting options.

School Bus Fleet

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