Heavy fire involved a large industrial dumpster along with surrounding materials, with flames threatening factories on either side of the fire. Crews used power saws and ground ladders to make access to the secured premises, scaling fences and cutting down gates.
On arrival, crews established that a large amount of chlorine and hydrochloric acid had been accidentally mixed together and found a number of hotel guests affected.
Do you have similar policies in your area? How do you feel about the “boxing” of CABA they mention? Let us know in the comments on the site or below. The guys over at Drager Fire have put together an interesting video about the dangerous of post incident contaminants. It highlights the potential risk areas around wearing contaminated PPE and then coming into contact with other “clean” firefighters.