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Hazardous Material Release

Emergency Procedures

Hazardous Material Release Inside a Building

If you come upon or are informed of a hazardous material release that is life threatening or presents a fire hazard: (i.e. - gas leak,chemical spill, vapors, fumes)

1. Call 9-1-1 and give the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your location
  • Location of release
  • Nature of release
  • Number of injuries and their location
  • Number of persons trapped and their location

2. Move away from the accident scene and alert others to stay away.

3. Try not to breath gases, vapors, fumes or smoke.

4. Stay away from accident victims.

5. If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin,immediately flush the affected area with clear water for at least 15 minutes. Use chemical showers if available.

6. When emergency responders arrive on scene, notify them of the location(s) of any injured or trapped persons.