Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mt. View Hazmat Incident Becomes All-Night Event

Photo Courtesy of Deputy Chief Juan Diaz, Mt. View Fire
Date and Time: 09-24-2014, 2024 hours
Agency: Mountain View Fire
Type: Special Call, HazMat
Details: Intentional mixing of reactive chemicals resulted in a release of toxic gas that caused the death of two male individuals. Two large apartment buildings were vacated and an overnight shelter was set up by the city and staffed by the Red Cross. Heavy response by MTV Fire was supplemented by SNY Public Safety on scene and CNT responded for fire station back-fill. Extensive investigation, decon activities, and deaths of two individuals resulted in a lengthy on-scene duration by fire agencies and Fire Associates.
Agency Responders:
MTV: E-51,
52, 53, 54, 55; T-51; R-51; HM-55; Batt-51 (Custudio-IC), and 18A2 (Diaz)
SNY: E-42, 43; R-42
CNT: Station coverage.
FASCV Responding Unit: FSU-1. Arrived: 2130; Released 0430 (Sept. 25).
FASCV Responders: Mike Garcia (driver), Jerry Haag, Dan Wong, and Katelyn Garcia (guest).
-- Report submitted by Jerry Haag