Tanker response to South Coatesville
 
By Chief Jack Law III
April 29, 2018
 

Saturday evening around 5:15 pm the First Alarm Tanker Task Force was dispatched to assist Modena Fire Co at the Coatesville Scrap Iron property for a "fluff pile", this is the material that is removed from vehicles or other items that are taken to the scrap yard to be recycled. The fluff consists of materials that are plastics, Styrofoam, seat cushions, or other items that are combustible. Due to water supply issues tankers were summoned to assist with fire suppression. Tanker 39 was in service for approximately 90 minutes.

 
Tanker 27 being filled
Tanker 27 being filled
Engines 44-5 and 49-5 waiting to empty their water
Engines 44-5 and 49-5 waiting to empty their water
 
Tankers 39 and 36 at the porta tank
Tankers 39 and 36 at the porta tank
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Tanker 39 and 36 waiting to dump into the porta tank
Tanker 39 and 36 waiting to dump into the porta tank