Sheriff Paul Milbrath, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, presented on propane at the Badger Sheriff's Association Conference on December 10, 2014 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI.
MAIN reason for use = SAVINGS
per year in
50¢ per gallon Federal
Alternate Fuel Rebate brings
cost for propane
to well under $1 per gallon.
Reduced oil changes due to cleanliness of fuels.
Higher resale value – keeps engines looking new
due to lack of carbon build-up in the engine
GREEN – Burns clean
Minimizes carbon footprint
Performance is enhanced
Mile per mile - gas vs. propane almost identical
Reduced mechanic time
Ease of fueling
Squads travel an
average of 85,000
miles per year and
are kept two to
Cost of system:
$7,000 to $8,500
Payback 8-10 months
Just remember, if it could have been done
wrong, it was done wrong.
Program was started on a shoestring with
no mechanic, a backyard tank, and no way
to tell when it was full or how full it was.
When in a high-speed chase, a block of ice
formed on the carburetor.
Due to technology enhancements we’ve
come a long way.
Technology is much easier to work with,
much more dependable.
It’s a safe fuel, tanks are 20 times
stronger than a gas tank and have
withstood 60-plus mile an hour impacts
with no leaks.
Special thanks to Wisconsin Clean Cities for all their
assistance and grant funding.