Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:00 AM Friday October 13, 2017 to a report of a chemical smell and chemical release from a chemical reaction involving chlorine in a cleaning process., 77 West Wacker Drive Chicago, Il. Police and firefighters responded to a report of a chemical smell and chemical release from a chemical reaction involving chlorine in a cleaning process.
A fire crew on arrival reported a chlorine leak and requested a Level I Hazmat at 10:01 a.m.
WIND SW 8 MPH
An EMS Plan 1 requested on orders of A42 at 10:05 a.m.
Two patients were initially transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital; later a total of six patients were transported Code Yellow. There was one person that refused any medical treatment.
Traffic was blocked in both directions for Lower Wacker Drive by 10:08 a.m. Upper Wacker Drive was also closed in the area.
Battalion 1 reported 5 gallons of chlorine and 5 gallons of acid were mixed on the roof or near the roof on the top floor of the building.
Battalion 1 later reported a 55 gallon chlorine drum with an inhibitor had been washed out, and a chemical reaction occurred.
Engine 107’s crew brought the oxygen bus 8-8-11 to the scene.
Building use is OK, according to Chicago Fire Department — reported CFD Media at 11:10 a.m.
The 77 West Wacker Building is the former United Airlines and Continental Airlines headquarter. United (now merged with Continental Airlines) operates in a headquarters that occupies about 20 floors in Willis Tower.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E42? E ??
TRUCK(S): T6? T ?? TL ??
SQD1 CV ??
5-1-1 (HAZ-MAT INCIDENT TEAM 1)
RIT: BC ?? T ??
CHIEF(S): BC1 5-1-5 2-2-1
5-1-0 (DEPUTY DISTRICT CHIEF HAZMAT)
EMS: A ?? FC ?? STANDBY A ??
STAGING: Lake and Dearborn for Hazmat and EMS
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