07/11/08 65 W, 1 I - + 13 - 9 Charlotte Train/Truck Collision Images


The Charlotte Observer has a mess of images from this morning's train/truck collision and haz-mat fire in Meck County, including aerial photos that nicely sketch out the scene. Multiple fire departments, including a good dozen companies from Charlotte. Check out the slide show. Then think about the hazards around here. Are you prepared?
  

Charlotte Observer photo 




Took a quick glance at the run card from this afternoon (note these are all CFD units, not county units):

BC01, BC02, BC07 – Batt Chiefs
C02, C04 – Deputy Chiefs
C14 – PIO
C16, C17 – Char-Meck EM staff (Haz-Mat)
C76, C77 – Logistics
Engines – 1, 2, 4, 16, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 38
Ladders – 1, 4, 23, 27, 31
Rescues – 3, 10 (both quickly returned to service)
Haz-Mats – 2, 3, 5 (HM05 cancelled)
Tankers – 21, 28, 35
Mobile Command Post

Newell, Mallard Creek, Harrisburg (Cabarrus County), and not sure of any other County Departments out there.

Keep in mind with the CFD units, they rotated to provide relief. Initial companies responded at 0814 and the last CFD units cleared at 1815. The call was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm assignment when it was confirmed that this would be a T/T vs. Train. E35 first on scene with command.
Luke - 07/12/08 - 04:20

FYI, Stations 1, 2, and 4 are close to uptown (Station 2 is on the OTHER side of uptown). Uptown is about 10 miles from this scene. That’s a long haul.
Native Charlottean - 07/12/08 - 12:20

Check out Station 38s location… 14525 Sledge Rd.
Luke - 07/13/08 - 04:47



  
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