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FIRE BLOG B

Streamwood Firefighters, Area Hazmat Techs Work to Resolve Ammonia Leak at Fresh Express on Lake Street — 7 Transported to Hospital

78 Streamwood police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:34 PM Monday to a report of an Activated Fire Alarm on the board at NWCDS for the Fresh Express commercial building, 1109 East Lake Street Streamwood, Il. […]

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FIRE BLOG C

Large Fire and Police Response for a HazMat Incident Near Barrington High School Track Meet Concerns Parents

44 Barrington Hills police, Barrington Police and Barrington-Countryside FPD firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:37 PM Tuesday to a report of an unknown liquid in a creek near 237 Oak Knoll Road Barrington Hills — just west […]

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FIRE BLOG C

Liquid Runoff Into Creek Near Oak Knoll Rd and Old Hart Rd, Barrington Hills Brings Large Fire Department Hazmat Response

37 Barrington Hills police and Barrington-Countryside FPD firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:37 PM Tuesday to a report of an unknown liquid in a creek near 237 Oak Knoll Road Barrington Hills, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received […]

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Fire Prevention

The Hazmat and Fire Response to Ethanol in Hypothetical Rail Disaster Near Arlington Heights Municipal Campus

53 A train derailment and railcar fire on a rural railroad, such as the accident that occurred on Union Pacific railroad tracks near Graettinger, Iowa at 1:00 a.m. this morning, is relatively risk free compared […]

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FIRE BLOG C

Trucker’s HazMat Notification Questioned After Truck Crash, Fire, and Chemical Cargo Misrepresented on Northwest Highway, Barrington

104 SEMI-TRUCK DRIVER DIDN’T PROPERLY INFORM FIREFIGHTERS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL A semi-trailer truck driver who rear-ended a pickup truck, did not properly inform firefighters about his hazardous cargo, known as MDI or an isocyanate. The […]

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FIRE BLOG C

Rosemont Police and Firefighters Investigating Possible Meth Lab at Hampton Inn & Suites on West Higgins Rd Near River Rd, Rosemont

743 Rosemont police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:30 PM Thursday to a report of a possible Meth Lab at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 9480 West Higgins Road Rosemont, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics were investigating […]

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FIRE BLOG C

Ten People Transported by Paramedics to Hospitals After Chemical Spill at Willy Wonka Candy Factory on Norwood Ave, Itasca

48 Itasca police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:23 AM Friday to a report of people becoming ill from a chemical spill at Willy Wonka candy factory, 1445 Norwood Ave Itasca, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received […]

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FIRE BLOG C

One Dead, 11 Injured After After Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Released in Apparent Chemical Suicide Near University of Texas, Austin

46 At least one person died of an apparent gas poisoning at an off-campus apartment near the University of Texas where firefighters found a sign on the door that said “Stay Out: Hydrogen Sulfide Present.” […]