Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched 0937 Tuesday 7 February 2012 to a reported "flipped oil truck" on Benn's Church Blvd. near Tan Road, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Carrollton VFD units Chief-10, Rescue-10 and Squad-10 responded initially with subsequent responses by Tanker-10 and Medic-11. Various 911 callers at the scene reported the driver had extricated himself and fuel was leaking onto the roadway. Carrollton Fire Chief Joel Acree arrived on scene first, assumed incident command, confirmed initial reports, requested air ambulance be placed on standby and asked that Chuckatuck VFD also respond "mutual aid" with Engine-9 and Tanker-9. R-10A Advanced Life Support crew arrived on scene, assumed patient care and recommended cancellation of air ambulance. Isle of Wight Sheriff's Deputy arrived on scene at 0941 and assisted with traffic control because Rte. 10 was impassable for all northbound traffic. The driver of the vehicle was transported in S-10A to the nearest trauma center with non life threatening injuries. Virginia State Police arrived and with assistance of VDOT crews opened the southbound lane for two-way traffic. VSP initial assessment indicated that the tank truck had rolled over at least twice and perhaps three times. Regional HAZMAT team was notified but subsequently cancelled due to success of Carrollton and Chuckatuck VFD crews in containing and controlling the fuel spill. A front loader excavation vehicle was requested from a local contractor and arrived for positioning downhill from the fuel spill in case further damming, ditching and diking measures were required to control the leakage. PetroChem Recovery Services of Norfolk arrived and began fuel transfer operations at 1203 and by 1232 all product had been removed from the tank portion of the wrecked vehicle. All Chuckatuck VFD units were released by 1346. Chip's Repair and Towing Service of Suffolk arrived and successfully removed both the tank and the truck chassis/cab in two hoisting and towing operations. PetroChem crews completed spilled fuel mitigation, removal and cleaning after determining that HAZMAT bonding and grounding operations were not needed. All Carrollton VFD units were cleared from the scene and available by 1354.

 

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