First Due Hazmat Box
On Thursday July 6th around 1400 hours, company 12 was alerted for a reported chemical explosion at the University of Maryland’s chemistry building. Chief 812 arrived on scene and gave a size up and established command. Engine 812 arrived on scene and immediately began investigating the reporting lab number. Crews found a single victim in the hallway and after determining it was safe to do so, removed the victim to the care of EMS. Crews also investigated a small chemical spill in the lab and isolated the area until UMD’s hazardous response team arrived to do the clean up. Company 12 operated for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.