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Auto Accident with Fuel Spill

Story & photos by  Ex Captain Steven Grogan

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, at approximately 3:46 PM, the Lynbrook Fire Department was dispatched on a Signal 9 for a reported auto accident and spill on Merrick Road at Rocklyn Avenue. The Emergency Medical Company and the department's Extrication Team responded under the leadership of First Assistant Chief Edward Hynes. When Chief Hynes arrived on the scene he requested a Signal 8 when he determined that one of the vehicles in the accident was leaking a large amount of gasoline from the ruptured gas tank. Tally-Ho Engine 3 and Engine Company 1 responded. The Emergency Medical Company treated one driver and a young child in one of the cars. The injured were transported to South Nassau. The other driver refused aid. In the meantime, Tally-Ho arrived on the scene and stretched their pre-connect hose line to cover the firefighters while they worked under the vehicle to stop the leaking gasoline. Members of the Extrication Team spread Speedy-dry to absorb the leaking gasoline and chocked and raised the vehicle so firefighters could get underneath to stop the leak. After the leak was stopped the Nassau County Fire Marshal's Office arrived and inspected the scene and allowed the vehicles to be towed away. Firefighters were at the scene for about an hour and the roadway was finally re-opened.

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02/19/17 16:06

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