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By MVFA Webmaster
March 26, 2018

On Monday 3/26/18 at 8:17pm, Mohegan FD was dispatched to an unknown odor inside a residence on Overlook Ave in Yorktown. Upon arrival, units were informed by the homeowner that sulfuric acid drain opener was mixed with muriatic acid causing a chemical odor while attempting to unclog a clogged drain in the bathroom. With this information, The Montrose VA FD Hazmat Team was placed on standby and the Westchester County Dept of Emergency Services Special Operations Chief (Car 2001) was requested to the scene by Car 22610. 2 patients were also found requiring evaluation and Mohegan Volunteer Fire Association Volunteer Ambulance Corps 69B1 was dispatched along with Yorktown/Empress Emergency Medical Services Paramedics. 69B1 then transported 2 patients to New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. The residence was then ventilated and units stoodby for Car 2001. Upon arrival of Car 2263, 2001, and 2003, members gained entry to neutralize the chemicals in the sink with household baking soda. Once the chemicals were neutralized and the residence was ventilated, all units cleared the scene by 10pm. We would like to remind everybody not to mix chemicals together to prevent chemical reactions and potential injuries and hazardous situations.

Units on scene were:

Mohegan FD: Car 2263, 2269, 22610, DC29, Engine 252, Engine 256, Ladder 10, Rescue 32, Utility 18, and Utility 80

Westchester County Dept of Emergency Services: Battalion 17, Car 2001, 2003

Mohegan EMS: 69B1

Yorktown/Empress Emergency Medical Services: 34Medic1 and 34Medic2

Yorktown Police Department: Patrol Units

Standby:
Montrose VA FD: Hazmat 3

Units: Car 2263, 2269, 22610, DC29, Engine 252, Engine 256, Ladder 10, Rescue 32, Utility 18, and Utility 80; Mohegan EMS: 69B1; Yorktown/Empress Emergency Medical Services: 34Medic1 and 34Medic2; Yorktown Police Department: Patrol Units
 
Mutual Aid: Westchester County Dept of Emergency Services: Battalion 17, Car 2001, 2003/Standby: Montrose VA FD: Hazmat 3
 
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