Drill of the Week: Gasoline Spill Response

By Forest Reeder

A neighborhood gas station has reported a fuel spill from a car at the pumps and your company has been dispatched to handle the incident. Using your departments SOGs, review the possible actions and considerations that must be taken for this response. Though this may be viewed as a basic response by your department, many hazards may exist for it and must be considered in the development of your incident action plan.

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Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He currently serves as Battalion Chief / Director of Training & Safety with the Pleasantview (IL) Fire Protection District (www.plvw.org) and is the Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts (www.sufd.org). In these capacities, he is responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of in-service training activities as well as a full-service fire training academy program. Forest holds numerous Illinois fire service certifications and holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.

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