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Response Guide

Chemical Hazards Response Guide

Chemical Spills
  • If toxic chemicals come into contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with clear water.
  • Remove contaminated clothing.
  • Call UD Police immediately.
  • If there is any possible danger, evacuate your area.
Chemical Fires
  • Remain calm and UD Police.
  • If the fire is small, contained, and you are not exposed to its fumes, you may locate a fire extinguisher and attempt to put the fire out.
  • Never allow the fire to come between you and an exit.
  • If you are inside a building, evacuate.  Close doors and windows behind you if you are able to do so safely, and then proceed to the nearest exit.
  • Do not attempt to save possessions at the risk of personal injury and do not return to the emergency area until instructed to do so by police or fire officials.
  • All chemical fires must be reported to UD Police.

For more information, please see: Chemical Hazards Information>>


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