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.
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