Hazardous Materials incident
Firefighters from several agencies assisted the Barrington Fire Department at a hazardous materials incident at 40 E. Dundee Road in Barrington, IL (7/13/15).
Northlake FD (IL) went to a 2nd Alarm Friday (7/10/15) on a Haz mat Box at Sun Chemical, 111 W. Lake Street.
More photos at chicagoareafire.com
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units from the 2nd Battalion and NIH (National Institutes of Health) company 51 responded to the HazMat incident/leaking propane tank on Fairfax Road in Bethesda on Monday. Due to the explosive danger from the leak, evacuations of the surrounding neighborhood were ordered by the commanding officers. The BCCRS (Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad) Rescue 1 team initiated the evacuation of residents on Fairfax Road leading the residents out of the hot zone to a safe location. Buses were brought in as well as EMS units to provide refreshments and aid to the evacuated residents.
HazMat 707’s crew worked to mitigate the leak by flaring/burning off the propane throughout the afternoon. The entire incident lasted approximately 5-6 hours.
Here are some photos from the initial evacuation and showing HazMat 707’s crew taking necessary gear off the rig to walk-in to the hot zone.
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Prince Georges County Fire Department (MD) units responded to the Level III HazMat at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (http://www.lps.umd.edu/) on the campus of the University of Maryland Friday afternoon. Units discovered a release of what is being reported as hydrogen bromide in a “Lab Clean Room”.
HazMat units worked to contain the release and also performed a three stage decontamination of the firefighters and HazMat technicians who were involved in the operation.
Units from the Prince Georges County HazMat team were on the scene as well as support units including Squad 14 (Berwyn Heights), Engine 12 (College Park), Truck 34 (Chillum-Adelphi), Engine 1 (Hyattsville), the PGFD Command Unit and various other engine companies, battalion chief units and support teams.
Thanks to Mark Brady, Chief PIO of PGFD for supplying info on the incident via his Twitter feed https://twitter.com/PGFDPIO.
At this time, no one was reported to be injured from the incident. The incident was ongoing as of 6 p.m. on Friday but units were working to complete the decon process.
More photos are up on my Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59625319@N02/