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Sound Beach FD Handles Hazmat Call

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | February 06, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 021421108

Sound Beach NY – On the evening of Saturday February 6, 2021 the Sound Beach Fire Department was activated for a report of a hazmat with multiple patients sick on Stewart RD in Sound Beach. Dispatch Advised the 1st responding chief that they had a report that the homeowner mixed some acid with Draino and 3 people were sick in the house.

Sound Beach Heavy Rescue 4 responded into the scene along with the 1st responder truck and an ambulance. On arrival members were met with a strong chemical smell outside the home. The door was propped open to vent the house and the Chief Requested Brookhaven Hazmat team and a Brookhaven Fire Marshal be notified to respond to the scene. On arrival the fire marshal suited up and firefighters grabbed fans of the truck to assist with venting the home. The occupants of the home had already been evacuated from the home to fresh air and refused further treatment. Members were on scene for an extended period of time mitigating the situation.

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