Hazardous Materials and Emergency Medical Incident in Pacifica

On February 13, 2013, at 3:58pm, 5 Fire Companies, 1 Hazardous Materials Response Unit, 1 Hazardous Support Unit, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Public Information Officer responded to a hazardous materials and emergency medical incident at 1080 Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica.

Upon arrival fire companies contacted the business owners who reported that an employee had come in contact with a chlorinated degreasing agent while cleaning equipment inside the single story commercial structure. All employees were safely evacuated and the area was cordoned off by fire personnel. Fire crews decontaminated the single patient who was subsequently transported to a local area hospital for further evaluation.

The Hazardous Materials Team assisted and provided consultation to the business owner on clean-up of the substance and the incident was mitigated in approximately two hours.