Today, fire departments are faced more than ever with the decision of extinguishing a hazardous materials fire or letting it burn and weighing the environmental impact that decision may have. As always, life safety and protection of property are the primary decisive factors. A common type of...
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Twenty-five to 30 gallons of Class B foam was used at the incident. Approximately 500 to 600 gallons of water was used. Damage was estimated at $175,000. The highway was closed for 24 hours while cleanup operations were completed and road repairs were made. There were no injuries.
JAY K. BRADISH/IFPA, Firehouse® news editor, is a former captain in the Bradford Township, PA, Fire Department. He has been a volunteer firefighter and fire photographer for more than 25 years.