- Meeting approves release of Fire & Rescue NSW video on Rollover Tanker Incidents & training
- New spill response trailer completed & stocked. To be deployed to Melbourne Vict
- CROIERG Chairman Paul Pulver to address Brisbane meeting on the Training Courses on May 14th
- Change in location for CROIERG Western Sydney Spill Response Trailer
- CROIERG committee meeting to be held IB Yass NSW on May 14th
- CROIERG TRAINING COURSES
- Who can use the CROIERG Trailers & Equipment?
- 1 dead in tanker crash Bringle Ferry Road still closed (North Carolina)
- Train, Tanker crash near Dateland: Union Pacific employee hurt (Arizona)
- This map of Brooklyn toxic spill enthralling & terrifying (New York)
- KHP identifies driver killed in tanker rollover/fire (Kansas)
- Trans mountain pipeline plan could be a casualty of slow spill response (Canada)
- 40 killed in horrific crash in Morocco after exploding fuel tanker turns into packed bus (Morocco)
- Driver in gas station explosion testifies (Florida)
- Burlington, Province differ over fuel spill probe jurisdiction (Canada)
- Driver unhurt as tanker crashes and spills diesel on Park Highway (Alaska)
- Tanker truck fire shuts down 710 freeway (California)
A special meeting was held in Yass NSW on Wednesday April 28, 2014 to preview the new videos made by Fire & Rescue New South Wales on road tanker rollovers and accredited training for industry emergency responders
This videos were made at the TISC Training Complex in January
Present were CROIERG Chairman Paul Pulver of Ron Finemore Transport. Supt. Kim Reeson Manager Firefighting Capability Management FRNSW. Supt. Paul Johnstone Manager Firefighting Capability HAZMAT FRNSW. Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) CEO Ken Brennan. TISC Executive Manager Training Paul Harrison and the CROIERG Secretary
The videos are in two section. (1) A 3 minute introductory video and (2) A Training Version with a duration of 20 minutes. It was authorised by Fire & Rescue NSW and is titled "Emergency Response Bulk Tanker Incidents"
The Producers and Editors were Bronwyn Hilton & Kim Reeson
The meeting agreed that they were first class productions that strongly pointed out specific aspects of a road tanker rollover, especially the mandatory inter-government agency involvement and the associated dangers when dealing with hazardous materials
Accredited training for industry emergency responders is given strong emphasis with the Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card being highlighted. And the necessity for responders to be able to prove they are trained
Fire & Rescue NSW will be distributing the video to all NSW Fire Stations and in their ELearning process. Via AFAC (Australasian Fire & Emergency Services Authorities Council) the video will be distributed to all emergency services on a national basis
The video for the Transport Sector will have an official launch at the TISC Training Complex (Canberra) in May. TISC and CROIERG will handle the Canberra launch
The video will be used in the CROIERG Training Courses conducted by TISC for the group and DVD’s will be made for distribution
CROIERG is pleased to have been involved in this production from day one and to have been part of a team that has produced a really first class training tool
Congratulations to Fire & Rescue New South Wales
A new pump equipped spill response trailer has been manufactured and stocked and will shortly be deployed to Melbourne Victoria. This will be the thirty fifth (35) trailer in the field. A full list of trailer locations is available on the CROIERG website.
Plans are being put in place for the present Melbourne Trailer to be deployed to Naracoorte in South Australia. Where our hosts will be Tasco Petroleum, via Barret Petroleum
CROIERG Chairman Paul Pulver will make a presentation to a meeting of the National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) in Brisbane Qld on the Training Courses
Paul will explain the new approach being taken in offering training courses external to Canberra
This is a major development undertaken by CROIERG & TISC and we are looking for industry to support this move
The CROIERG No. 32 Spill Response Trailer (Pump Equipped) which was based at Wetherill Park has been transferred to Prestons in Western Sydney
Our new trailer host is Macinnes Transport and the location (as advised to members) is 63-73 Jedda Road Prestons NSW. The 24-Hour emergency contact is 0458 638 185.
Full details are available in the Members Area of this website under Trailer Contacts.
This change has been necessary because of a property lease change and CROIERG thanks Transpacific Industries, and their ER Specialist Greg Wordsworth, for the hosting of this unit
Also welcome to Macinness Transport as a CROIERG Trailer Host
The CROIERG Committee is scheduled to meet at the Yass Soldiers Club on Monday May 11. 2015
Members with any matter for consideration by the committee please contact the CROIERG Secretary.
Phone: 0428 627 777
The Training Course for June 2015 is fully booked
The Training Course set for June 19-23 is now also fully booked
Pleasing to see!
A question that continually pops up in various forms
Q. Who can access the CROIERG Spill Response Trailers?
A. Members Only for their own incidents
And another version of this that is continually being asked
Q. Can third party responders access the trailers for non-member companies?
A. NO. They can only access the trailers for member companies who are their clients and where they have an agreement for such access
It has to be remembered that CROIERG is a self-funding group who provides specialist trailers and equipment for its membership across the Eastern States
It is not a charity!
Rowan authorities evacuate nearby homes after tanker spills ethanol fuel
April 2, 2015 Rowan North CarolinaInvestigators in Rowan have identified the driver killed when his tanker truck overturned on a rural Rowan County road Thursday, spilling thousands of gallons of ethanol.
James Richard Sechler, 62, was killed in the crash, which happened around 6:30 a.m. on Bringle Ferry Road at Panther Creek Road just north of Salisbury, according to N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Leonard.Sechler’s tanker truck was the only vehicle involved, and no one else was injured, but between 6,000 and 8,000 gallons of ethanol fuel spilled into the roadway, forcing the evacuation of nearly dozen homes.
Hazmat crews, including one from Charlotte, were still cleaning up the spill on the road, which is expected to be closed until late Thursday or early Friday.
Tanker after crash with train in Arizona
April 7, 2015 Dateland Arizona USA
A Union Pacific employee was injured after a train collided with a military tanker truck in south-western Arizona. The crash around noon Monday closed Interstate 8 in both directions for about an hour near Dateland, about halfway between Gila Bend and Yuma.
A Yuma County Sheriff's spokesman says the train was hauling automobiles and the tanker was trying to cross the tracks at an uncontrolled crossing.
The train struck the trailer portion of the fuel truck, causing the cargo of about 4,500 gallons to catch fire. Authorities say the two front engines of the train were heavily damaged.
They say the cause of the incident is under investigation and the Union Pacific employee was transported to a Yuma hospital for treatment.
Three Marines in the tanker truck escaped injury.
April 1, 2015 Brooklyn New York USA
It's no secret that toxic spills are a big problem in Brooklyn, but a new map is putting the issue in clearer focus than ever.
And we have to warn you, it's absolutely terrifying.
Tanker on fire in Kansas
April 9, 2015 McPherson, Kansas USA
Troopers have identified the driver of a tanker truck who died when the semi rolled over and burst into flames.
It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday near K-61 and K-153 on the southwest side of the city of McPherson near NCRA. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the truck was southbound on K-153 but was going too fast to negotiate the cure. The tanker struck the median, rolled across the northbound lanes into the east ditch and burst into flames.
Investigators said the truck was hauling diesel fuel or oil. McPherson firefighters let the fire burn off until it was safer to approach. Once the fire was extinguished, they found a man dead inside
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April 19, 2015 Vancouver Canada
A drop of oil the size of a dime can kill a sea bird. Can 16 barrels of oil, spilled in one of Canada’s most beautiful ports, kill a pipeline?
It’s beginning to look like maybe it can, when the clean-up response is unnervingly slow, and the waters despoiled surround Stanley Park.
A little more than a week ago, the cargo vessel Marathassa accidentally discharged about 2,700 litres of oil while at anchor in English Bay.
The ship was so close to the city’s shores that in about 15 minutes you could have rowed there from the Jericho Sailing Centre, but it would take more than 12 hours for oil spill responders to surround the vessel with a containment boom. The slow response, and the almost comical breakdown in communications between the Coast Guard and a very concerned public, may well have serious repercussions for Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.
The link between the spill and the proposed pipeline is a simple one for British Columbians to make. If the pipeline goes ahead, the amount of oil transported to Vancouver will triple to 890,000 barrels a day, raising the likelihood that there will be more spills, perhaps much larger than the Marathassa incident.
40 KILLED IN HORRIFIC CRASH IN MOROCCO AFTER EXPLODING FUEL TANKER TURNS PACKED BUS INTO FIREBALL (Morocco)
April 10, 2015 Morocco
A horrific head-on collision between a gas tanker and a bus carrying a delegation of young athletes in Morocco has killed 40 people and injured nine.
The crash took place just before sunrise at 7am near the southern desert city of Tan-Tan.
The bus hit the tanker which burst into flames with both vehicles then becoming engulfed in the fireball.
The bus was carrying athletes and officials from the ministry of youth and sports who were involved in a national sports competition.
It is believed a group of 14 children, aged 10 to 14, were amongst those travelling on the coach.
Morocco's Health Minister confirmed 40 people had died and that two of the injured passengers are in a serious condition.
St Augustine Gas Station
March 24, 2015 St Augustine Florida USA
Editor’s Note: Having spent some time in St Augustine Florida in the seventies I have followed this with some interest. Ed
St Augustine is a city in northeast Florida and the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental United States
And we obtained this news report from Don Johnston’s first class Dangerous Goods Newsy Stuff (DGNS)
This is a report on an incident three and a half years ago (2011) and involves the filling of storage tanks at a service station. And a death.
Separation distances, road tanker parking, knowledge of tank capacities, monitoring of the unloading process, responsibilities all get a mention
Rescuing a swan from the polluted creek
Diesel on polluted creek
April 14, 2015 Burlington Ontario Canada
Burlington’s mayor is calling the dumping of fuel in a local creek "very disappointing," but the city and province differ over who exactly is leading any next steps towards finding the polluting perpetrator
It was very disappointing that a thoughtless act like this would take place," said Mayor Rick Goldring on Friday, a day after the city said two distressed swans removed from Paletta Park had died.
"People pour fuel down the storm water drain and they don’t think about where it’s going to go and the effect it has on the natural environment, and it doesn’t help our drinking water as well."
A week earlier on the Friday of the Easter long weekend, the city was notified that diesel fuel had been poured into a storm drain on Spruce Avenue and made its way into Shoreacres Creek.
In the days following, significant rainfall caused all the booms to break free and contaminant to flow into Lake Ontario.
Three distressed mute swans located at the base of the creek were transported to a wildlife rehabilitation centre, where two later died.
The third is alive, but its condition is not known.
City officials have led the clean-up effort with some assistance from the provincial Ministry of the Environment with regards to the placement of booms.
"From what I can tell I think our staff have done a good job," Goldring said when asked if the city’s response was impacted by city closures over the Easter long weekend.
Rollover on Parks Highway in Alaska
April 21, 2015 Alaska
A crash involving a fuel tanker closed one lane of the Parks Highway Tuesday morning at milepost 271.4, according to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. April 21
One lane of the Parks Highway is closed at milepost 271, between the Interior communities of Healy and Nenana, due to a crash involving a tractor-trailer hauling fuel.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation was notified of a crash involving a fuel tanker at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Patricia Bower, program coordinator for the department's Division of Spill Prevention and Response.
An estimated 2,000 gallons of No. 1 diesel fuel was spilled in the crash, according to Bower.
The spill occurred on state-owned land in a state Department of Transportation right-of-way, DEC reported in a press release.
April 26, 2015BELL, California USA
A tanker truck crashed and erupted in flames Sunday afternoon, shutting down the 710 Freeway in both directions in Bell.
The tanker crashed south of Atlantic Boulevard at 3:30 p.m. between Slauson Avenue and Bandini Boulevard, according to authorities.
The driver, along with a passenger, was pulling a double trailer. At some point, the driver heard a popping sound and saw the second trailer begin to tip over. The driver pulled over and the pair ran from the truck.
The tanker had 8,500 gallons of fuel in two tanks, but only one burst into flames. The smoke was visible for miles.
Los Angeles County Fire officials said no injuries have been reported. Firefighters used foam to put out the flames. Capt. Keith Mora said firefighters had to drag the fire hose across the northbound lanes over to the southbound lanes to put out the fire