Firehouse

September 2012

The collision of a sedan and a gasoline tanker led to a spectacular blaze on the 134 Freeway transition to southbound Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, CA, on April 7, 2012. The crash brought the response of more than 150 firefighters from the LAFD as well automatic aid from the Burbank, Glendale and Bob Hope Airport fire departments. Firefighters found a tanker with a twin-tank trailer carrying a capacity load of 9,000 gallons of gasoline fully involved in fire. The blaze was extinguished in 70 minutes.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to First Lieutenant George Marshall Sanford, 67, of Redding, CT, Fire & Emergency Medical Services Company 1; Lieutenant Richard A. Nappi, 47, of the FDNY; Firefighter Adam Longo, 31, of the Natrona County Fire Protection District in Casper, WY, who died in the line of duty, April 2012; and to Fire Police Captain David Wintz, 65, of the Bristol, PA, Fire Company; and Firefighter William Richard Danes, 69, of the Brazos County Precinct 3 Volunteer Fire Department in Bryan, TX, who died in the line of duty, May 2012.

Cover by: Cover photo by Mike Meadows

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