Our small FDgot a call from a factory saying that they had a chemical leak and would like the fire dept to check it out (only 2 or 3 guys on the dept. trained to the tech. level). The fire chief tells 2 green ff's to hop in the tanker and go check it out. They turn down the … [Read more...]
GAS LEAKS? INSURE THE GAS COMPANY WORKS WITHIN ICS.
Two engine companies responded to a leaking 3" gas line cut by workers. On arrival engine companies began evacuation of homes in close proximity of the leak. Gas company workers began digging a hole 100 feet up wind of the leak. They planned to hot tape the pipe to install a … [Read more...]
HAZMAT CLOSE CALL: FULL PPE IN ADDITION TO RECOMMENDED PRECAUTIONS
6/1/05 HazMat call--- Responded with bunker gear and SCBA for "pool chemicals that got wet and was giving off gas". We dumped and diluted the solution resulting from a 6 gallon bucket of Chlorine granules being left open in the rain. After everything was washed down with 600 … [Read more...]
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RAILROAD TRAINS IN YOUR RESPONSE AREA
Hazardous materials training for firefighters responding to freight railroad incidents has been around for many years. Unfortunately, dealing with the most basic issues of how to contact the railroad, how to stop a train, how to shut down a locomotive, communicating effectively … [Read more...]
RAILROAD TRAINS IN YOUR FIRE RESPONSE AREA? CHECK THIS OUT….
Chief,I saw the following on your website in the HazMat Close Call Section::WITHOUT WARNING-AN AMTRAK TRAIN WHIZZED BY.......WHILE WE WERE FOCUSING ON THE EMERGENCY......Not That Train!!In addition to dealing with the Hazmat situation at hand and establishing a Safety Sector, I … [Read more...]
FIREMAN DIES IN MYSTERY GAS LEAK
From correspondents in Hong KongJuly 7, 2004A FIREMAN and a workman died in Hong Kong in what is believed to have been a deadly gas leak from a car parking lot drain, police said.The two were declared dead in hospital after they and another five firemen were overcome by fumes … [Read more...]
"E-4… RESPOND TO A BARREL OF WATER BURNING" !!!
(FFCC's NOTE: In this "FirefighterCloseCall" a single company was dispatched to what is considered as "an outside fire"...our FD would do the same. This firefighter was FULLY GEARED UP and on-air-and it made a BIG difference to what seemed to be a "hoo-hum" response... that BLEW … [Read more...]