Fuel Spill on Rockdale Drive
By Westwood Newsdesk
November 27, 2019

On Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 2024 hours the Westwood Fire Company was dispatched to the 300 block of Rockdale Drive in Valley Township for a fuel spill. The caller reported a tractor trailer with a puncture to its saddle tank leaking diesel fuel onto the ground.

Assistant Chief Grossman arrived at 2035 hours and advised of an active fuel leak. A notification to the Chester County Haz Mat Team was requested at this time due to the excessive amount of diesel fuel leaking out and Sucker Run being in close proximity.

Rescue 44 and Deputy Chief Scott arrived at 2039 hours and crews began containing the spill with stay dry, pigs and pads. Deputy 44 assumed the Rockdale Command.

Fling’s Towing was already notified by the Valley Township Police Department and responding to recover the tractor trailer. Fling’s also was able to assist with containing the spill and cleaning the spill up.

Westwood Fire units cleared the scene at 2138 hours. Ambulance 44-1 was also on scene standing by.

Units: Rescue 44, Ambulance 44-1, Chief 44, Deputy 44, Assistant 44