MFD Hazardous Incident Team Responds to Chemical Incident

July 5, 2012

Around 5:10 am this morning, MFD Engine 4, Medic 1 and the Hazardous Incident Team responded to Lot 60 by UW Hospital for a report of a suicidal subject with chemicals inside a vehicle. The male subject called 911. UW Police were able to coax him out of the vehicle. The person was then transported to UW Hospital for evaluation.

City of Madison Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team neutralized the chemicals without incident.

The scene has been turned over to UW Police.

Madison's Hazardous Incident Team (HIT), is one of eight regional "Level A" hazardous materials response teams designated by the State of Wisconsin to provide assistance in hazardous materials emergencies. The team can be activated for any incident involving a hazardous materials release, leak, explosion, injury, or potential of immediate threat to life, the environment, or property.

Contact:
  • Bernadette Galvez, 608-279-7168
  • 608-261-9844