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Tag Archive | "HazMat"

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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Lawtell Train Derailment: Transportation of Highly Flammable and Corrosive Chemicals Between Lake Charles and New Orleans

Gov. Jindal Addresses train derailment in Lawtell in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Police and firefighters responded about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when at least 26 cars derailed in Lawtell, Louisiana about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. There are no fatalities and no injuries, but three cars are leaking three different chemicals. One car is leaking […]

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Hazmat Investigation for Foul Odor Near Wacker Dr And Randolph St — Possible Liquid Waste Truck Spill In Chicago

Chicago police and firefighters responded to 10:55 AM Tuesday a hazardous materials incident northwest of Riverside Plaza at 191 North Lower Wacker Drive Chicago, IL [STREET VIEW]. Traffic is disrupted near the downtown train stations for a hazardous materials investigation following reports of an obnoxious odor in the 100 block of North Lower Wacker Drive […]

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Extra Alarm For Technical Rescue Crews For Man Reported Unresponsive In A Chemical Tank At Sunnyside, Carpenter Ave, Wheeling

VIDEO Technical Rescue firefighters work in a confined space and at the top of a tank containing a methylene chloride sludge — working to remove a man who was victim of a fatal industrial accident. Wheeling police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:20 AM Thursday to a report of an unresponsive man inside a 6,000 gallon […]

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Extra-Alarm Fire, HazMat Operations at Arbonite Division of P&R Industries in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Extra-Alarm fire in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 — established in 1953, the Arbonite Division of P & R Industries, Inc. is one of North America’s leaders in the application of protective coatings and linings. Doylestown Fire Company responded Tuesday morning to an extra-alarm fire at Arbonite Division of P & R Industries, […]

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Hazmat Response for Cloudy Substance in Water at Hasbrook Park Reservoir on West Maude Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:02 AM Wednesday to a HazMat Level 1 incident at Hasbrook Park, 333 West Maude Avenue First responders received a report that a white, cloudy, silky material was flowing into the reservoir pond on the north side of the pond. Firefighters investigated with public works and determined that […]

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