Fuel mix-up renders Prince George fire, EMS vehicles inoperable

  • Source: The Progress-Index
  • Published: 09/10/2019 12:00 AM

All Prince George Fire and EMS vehicles had been rendered inoperable on Monday, and local emergency officials were scrambling to connect with regional partners for mutual aid. But they quickly were able to get units back in service to provide coverage for the community. On Monday, the county’s fueling contract company James River Petroleum apparently inadvertently filled up the tanks with the wrong fuel putting diesel in the regular gasoline tanks and gasoline in diesel tanks, County Administrator Percy Aschraft said. Jumping into action, Fire and EMS Director Brad Owens called for a local emergency and activated the Emergency Operations Center to discuss and address what the county faces and how to still try to meet the needs of the community.


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