Hazardous Materials Accidents

When an Accident Occurs

  • If caught at the scene of an accident, move away from the accident scene and help keep others away.
  • Do not walk into or touch any of the spilled substance.
  • Try not to inhale gases, fumes, and smoke. If possible, cover your mouth with a cloth while leaving the area.
  • Stay away from accident victims until authorities have identified the hazardous material as safe.
  • Try to stay upstream, uphill, and upwind of the accident.

More Information

For more information, contact the Fire Department at 830-249-3644.