Turnpike Bridge Accident with Fire and Ejection
This morning around 9 am, Engine 59-1 and Rescue 59 along with mutual aid were dispatched to Box 76-2 for an accident with entrapment, ejection and the vehicle is to be reported on fire. Engine 59-1 responded along with Rescue 59 not far behind. As companies were responding, a black column of smoke could be seen from PA 283. Engine 41 and 59-1 arrived on location with Engine 41 stretching a single handline to the fire and Engine 59-1s crew taking patient care with Chief 41. The fire was quickly extinguished by the 41 crew in about 5 minutes of arrival. LT. 59 quickly sized up the incident having three vehicles involved with no entrapment, one ejected and two others injured establishing Command 76. Command 76 was advised by EMS to place LifeLion in the air and will have two other transports by ground. As units were coming in to the incident Rescue 50 took the tractor trailer fuel leak with Engine 55 and Rescue 59 crews, Engine 55-1 took the Landing Zone in the westbound lanes of the bridge. Due to a large fuel leak the Hazardous Materials Duty Officer was notified and clean-up crews were placed on alert and to respond. All other crews were to assist with tasks as needed including fuel mitigation. Due to the incident happening on a bridge Chief 50 and Station 73 (ArcelorMittal Steel) was notified to check out the area. Once the patients were transported, the fuel spill was mitigated command was advised by the Turnpike and Pennsylvania State Police that a clean-up crew was enroute and no other fire units were needed with that message command advised all crews placing the box in service.
Command: Lieutenant 59
Operations: Chief 41
Hazmat Duty Officer: Chief 77-2
Engines: 59-1, 41, 55, 55-1 and 73
Rescues: 59, 50
Hazmat Duty DO
University EMS (4-1, 4-2, 4-3)
University EMS Supervisor (421)
Life Lion 1 (Helicopter)
Pennsylvania State Police
Environmental Clean Up
Great work by all the crews involved, Everyone went home safe.