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Tag Archive | "HazMat"

Aurora, Elgin, Naperville Mayors: Don’t Just Worry About Safer Rail Cars, Worry About Safer Police/Fire Communications

Stalled freight train at the UP Northwest Line Metra Train Station in Arlington Heights reveals a common, highly toxic hazardous material in white tanker car (dimethyl sulfate — highly poisonous, corrosive, carcinogenic and mutagenic). The railroad lines through Aurora, Elgin and Naperville carry an even greater variety and quantity of hazardous materials. Starting with a […]

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Fuel Tank Leak on Raupp Blvd Just South of Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove – Hazmat Level I

Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:41 AM Friday to fuel spill at Lake Cook Road and Raupp Boulevard Buffalo Grove, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report from park district employees that a fuel tank fell off of a pickup truck and was leaking gasoline. A Hazmat Level I response was dispatched to […]

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HazMat Complaint Regarding a Contractor that Allegedly Poured Acetone Down a “Sewer Opening”, on Cold Spring Rd Near Lake Arlington Drive Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:44 PM Saturday to a report of a hazardous materials complaint at 1973 Cold Spring Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report from the condominium association that a contractor poured acetone down a sewer or or manhole for water runoff in the neighborhood. Police and […]

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HazMat Response for Unknown Irritant in Condo Apartment Building Lobby on Ridge Square, Elk Grove Village — Pepper Spray

VIDEO: Aftermath of a pepper spray release that prompted a HazMat response at an apartment/condo building lobby on Ridge Square in Elk Grove Village. Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:18 PM Thursday to a report of smoke or an irritant at Condo/Apartments at 920 Ridge Square Elk Grove Village, IL. Police and […]

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Stalled Freight Train at Metra Train Station Reveals a Common, Highly Toxic Hazardous Material in White Tanker Car

A stalled freight train Wednesday afternoon in downtown Arlington Heights revealed a surprising discovery — a hazmat placard for a common industrial chemical, but highly toxic chemical that is also classified as a potential chemical weapon. Wednesday a freight train stalled just after noon, which gave the opportunity to take a look at what kind […]

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At Hyatt-Regency, Rosemont: Glass Jar with White Substance, Strong Chlorine Smell Causes Firefighter, EMS Hazmat Response, Evacuation

Rosemont police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:47 a.m. to the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 9300 Bryn Mawr to a report that someone broke a bottle with a chemical with a strong chlorine smell on the ninth floor. Firefighters were informed by 9-1-1 dispatch that people in room 963 reported that there was a strong chlorine […]

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Naperville Fire Department Conducts Regional HazMat Training Exercise with Canadian National Railroad

Naperville Fire Department will be conducting a regional live fire training exercise near Quincy Avenue northeast of the City’s Public Works Service Center. There is no emergency at the scene and there is no cause for alarm.The training exercise is being held in cooperation with the Canadian National Railroad and is allowing our fire and […]

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Gas Leak Causes Apartment Building Evacuation During Below Zero Wind Chill Near Wellington Ave and Cheekwood Dr, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:00 AM Thursday to a natural gas leak near Wellington Avenue and Cheekwood Drive Elk Grove Village, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a gas odor and found a high level of gas readings inside an apartment building. The apartment building was evacuated and a […]

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Fuel Odor in the Air: Fuel Spill At UPS Freight Station on South Hicks Rd, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:07 PM Thursday to a report of a gas spill at the UPS Freight warehouse, 750 South Hicks Rd Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that about 100 gallons of fuel were spilled at the location. Actual amount may have been much less. A squad and engine […]

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Anhydrous Ammonia Leak at ITW Buildex on Bryn Mawr Stopped with Itasca FPD and MABAS Box Alarm Hazmat Response

VIDEO: Hazmat operations for anhydrous ammonia leak at ITW Buildex on Bryn Mawr Avenue in Itasca. Itasca police and firefighters responded about 9:21 AM Monday to a report of a chemical leak at ITW Buildex 1349 West Bryn Mawr Avenue Itasca, IL. Firefighters confirmed that they had an active anhydrous ammonia leak, and evacuated the […]

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VIDEO Aftermath Edens Semi-Trailer Crash: Potatoes Rescued, 3 People with Minor Injuries

VIDEO: Recovery operations included dragging the tractor of the semi-trailer truck across lanes of northbound I-94 (Edens Expressway) Friday night. Skokie firefighter/paramedics, Illinois State Police, and the Emergency Traffic Patrol (“ETP Minutemen”) responded about 9:10 p.m. Friday to a crash involving a semi-trailer truck and three other vehicles. The semi-trailer truck jackknifed and rolled on […]

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I-94 Blocked: Crash on Edens Expressway At Dempster St (Route 58) Involves Hazmat Operation For Fuel Leak from Semi-Trailer Truck on its Side

VIDEO: Recovery operations included dragging the tractor of the semi-trailer truck across lanes of northbound I-94 (Edens Expressway) Friday night. A major traffic accident on the Edens Expressway at Dempster Street (Route 58) just before 9:30 p.m. involved a semi-trailer truck with the truck on its side. A semi-trailer truck was involved in a crash […]

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