This is another one of those videos that caught my eye in recent days. It was December 22, 1985 when a tanker rolled over on I-95 in Beltsville, Maryland shutting down traffic. PGFD Chief Jim Estepp allowed me to get a close-up look at the decision making process when handling hazardous materials emergencies. The incident commander was Lt. Col. Steve Edwards (seen in the image above with Greg Noll, now of Hildebrand and Noll Associates). Edwards would later become chief of the department and is currenty the director of the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute.
Also on STATter911 …
- Early pictures: Gresham, Oregon firefighters save man behind bars. – November 30, 2012
- NTSB believes Paulsboro, NJ fire & police may have done more harm than good after train derailment. Also says hazmat training & resources are a national problem. – July 11, 2013
- Command & control: Retired Baltimore Co. division chief goes public over command staffing after last week’s critical injury. – April 29, 2013
- Raw video: Prince George’s County, MD house fire – July 10, 2012
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