ANALYSIS OF A GASOLINE
Alarm Time - 1358
INCIDENT # 98232040
2300 State Highway 360
I/ C Company Officer FireFighter
STRATEGY TACTICS TASKS
Goal # 1: Isolation
Goal # 2: Notification
Goal # 3: Identification
Goal # 4: Protection
Goal # 5: Decontamination
Goal # 6: Spill Control
Goal # 7: Leak Control
Goal # 8: Fire Control
Goal # 9: Recovery and Termination
Life Safety Life Safety
Incident Stabilization Protection of Environment
Property Conservation Property Conservation
Oval Cross Section indicates
Non-pressurized Tank (Less
than 3 PSI)
Older Steel Constructed tanks
may be found.
Generally 9,000 Gallons
(Gasoline, Fuel, Oil).
ID Guide Name of Material ID Guide Name of Material
No. No. No. No.
1203 128 Gasoline
1203 128 Motor spirit
1203 128 Petrol
1203 128 Gasohol
Gasoline Tanker Roll-over
DOT Guide 128
•Isolate 80 to 160 feet in all
Evacuate 1,000 feet for a large spill
•Evacuate ½ mile for fire
Rescue/EMS (Medic, E2)
Identify product (Dispatch, E2)
Isolate (E2, APD, T6)
Identify exposures (E2) and contain run-off (E6, Street
& Highway Dept.)
Establish water (E5) & foam (E12, BT12) supply and
provide protection lines & master stream capability
Stabilized truck (Kelly-McKnight), stop leak (HM6)
Transfer product & clean-up (HM6, Eagle)
A. Crews put on lines for an operation that was
then canceled - crews not told
B. Changed game plan, but didn’t inform Rehab
C. T6 didn’t understand what HazMat wanted to
D. T6 told dispatch to notify State- he wanted
Highway Dept., got DPS. Be specific.
2. Contractors (and Chiefs) not in protective clothing
in the Hot Zone
3. Dome clamps didn’t work - they are applied to
prevent the dome from failing as a standard
precaution. They are not designed to stop leaks,
but to reduce the severity. Only one dome was
leaking at the beginning, all were at the end.
4. Foam nozzles not used - doubles the amount of
foam needed, lack of air- entrainment and
increased ¼ drain time.
5. Class A foam is not AFFF!!!
6. Late getting clean-up contractor on-scene
(Trucking Co. in denial)
7. Transfer of the incident to contractor - follow-up
with the company (B-2)
1. Communicate plan to all - stop operation and call
a meeting if necessary.
2. Establish a formal ICS - most positions were
assumed, not specifically delegated/appointed.
3. Understand the tactics, techniques and capabilities
of the HazMat Team.
4. Communicate with the clean-up contractor early,
and follow-up with them. Have HazMat relate
special equipment needs to them.
1. Called for help early- TxDOT, TNRCC,
Rothwell, Kelly-McKnight, Trucking Co., Pro-
Tech, HazMat, APD, Pollution Control Officer
from City of Grand Prairie.
2. No run-off to storm sewers, identified locations
early, blocked for worst-case loss.
3. Water supply established (E-5), protection line in
place for HM.
4. Driver self-extricated, and EMS on-scene quickly.
5. IC planned for worst-case scenario.
6. Foam available
7. Identified product, got shipping papers.
8. Rotated crews, set-up Rehab early, had lots of
9. PIO on-scene.
10. Met with all parties to establish plan prior to
clean-up initiation (not response, clean-up)
Why we didn’t Foam
1. Stability of the tanker, wash-out of
2. Ground absorbed all liquid, small
surface area, 200 gallons.
3. Creates slipping hazard for members
in the foamed area.
4. Waited for sand to contain run-off.