What you should do

  1. Call John Carroll police dispatch at 216.397.1234.
    • Tell the dispatcher your name.
    • Give the exact location of the hazardous material spill/release.
    • If possible, give the source, character, amount, and extent of the material spill/release.
    • Notify the dispatcher of injuries associated with the incident.
    • Leave a callback phone number in case further information is needed.
  2. Shut windows, turn off open flames, and open hoods in the area.
  3. Keep others from entering the affected area.
  4. Stay a safe distance from the material that has been spilled or released and wait for police officers, firefighters, or other emergency responders to arrive.

What will happen

  1. The responding police or security officer will contain the scene and tend to any injured persons.
  2. The responding officer will communicate initial findings to the police supervisor and dispatcher.
  3. John Carroll police will notify the responsible facility personnel and other John Carroll personnel as needed.
  4. The fire department will notify state or local agencies if additional help is needed or if notification is required.
  5. Evacuation, containment, and clean up will be conducted as directed by the fire department representative or state/local agency incident commander.

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