Snake Hill Road & Palisades Center
January 20, 2012 – At 4:30 P.M. Friday afternoon West Nyack FD was dispatched to a Signal-18 vehicle leaking fluids in the roadway at the intersection of Snake Hill Rd and Palisades Center Drive. A Signal-18 is when there is any kind of hazardous material involved. Second Assistant Chief Brian Leitner (24-3) signed in service within seconds of the dispatch. 44-Control (Dispatch Center) radioed to 24-3 informing him that it is a multiple car accident and police is on scene advising a fully involved car fire. Then they also stated that there were no people in the car. A few minutes later the 24-Tanker (2008 KME first due pumper) signed in service. 24-3 then signed on scene and established command. 24-3 then gave orders to 24-Tanker to stretch the front pre-connect. Firefighter Dan Decort and Pete Rice, stretch the line to the fire. 24-1750 (1992 Pierce Pumper) signed on scene and were request to stage behind 24-Tanker. The crew of the 1750 which included Lieutenant Kevin Leitner (24-7) and firefighter Robert Hoeneveld and the two other firefighters on the Tanker, Damien Shea and Mike Aharoni, forced the hood, trunks, and doors to the cars. After the fire was extinguished Chief Leitner transmitted a Signal-11. A Signal-11 means the situation is under control. Few minutes later 24-3 terminated command and sent all units back to quarters. All units were back in quarters and in service within 40 minutes of the original dispatch.