Lets take a look at this problem found in almost every community.
1.) When was the last training you had dealing with the gasoline tank truck? How is it piped, what are the safety features?
2.) Will the stations canopy extinguishing system be effective on this fire? What is the coverage area? Have you ever witnessed one going off?
3.) What is the life hazard? Where is the driver? Where are the civilians in and around the pumps or convenience store?
4.) Where is this fuel going? Storm drain?
5.) What is your department’s capability to handle this emergency? How much alcohol resistant foam do you have? When was your last foam training?
Think about this one this week, and as you drive by a gas station with a tanker making a delivery, look around at the area and the people and the surroundings….then ask yourself…..what if?
Thanks and stay safe!
Pete Lamb @ Copyright 2012
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