Officers: What would you do?
Heres the scenario...Interstate runs through your district. 4 lanes each direction, 500 mph speed limit (not really) 30' grass median between lanes with 3' cross-over cables down center. Exits are 1 mile apart for 2 main perpendicular arteries through your district. 7,000 gallon gasoline tanker changes lanes towards the median and doesnt see a minivan in his blind spot (which he should have had) he notices the van as his drivers side saddle tank (diesel)makes crashing contact with the front rt bumper of the van, tanker driver quickly steers hard back rt which severely shifts his load of gas and blows his lt front tire (who knows whats coming next), yep, "rollover", multiple times, tanker comes to rest perfectly "hotdogged" into the median drain on top of the cables (the sides of the median are the buns in the hotdog description, the truck is completely inverted with the driver pinned by the roof of his tractor. He is moderately pinned at the thighs, but has no apparent femur fractures and he's smooshed by the cab top. Conditions are sunny 72 degrees, winds light, low humidity. There is significant leaking from drivers side saddle tank into the median, 1 valve on the rear of the tank has been sheered off and the steel post used to mount he median cables has punctured as football sized hole in the very last end section of the tanker at the ground with gas leaking. You have no immediate access to hydrant but with 2 hosebeds and some creative ingenuity you can have 5" supply lines brought to either side of the interstate. Manpower is not an issue. What do you do with this problem?
Re: Officers: What would you do?
Post pics of it on firehouse.com, of course...:p
Originally posted by Captnnc What do you do with this problem?