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Bergen Hazmat Called in on Chemical Spill in Ridgewood

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood firefighters and Bergen County Hazmat technicians responded a reported chemical substance lining a storm drain near 132 Circle Avenue, Ridgewood on Thursday afternoon, 01/10. The substance was tested and determined to be discharge from a dry chemical fire extinguisher. Two (2) Ridgewood firefighters donned full protective gear, including self contained breathing apparatus, and removed the substance from the storm drain’s walls & floor. No injuries were reported.

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Bergen HazMat Called In to Bergen Community College’s Paramus campus

Bergen HazMat Called In to Bergen Community College's Paramus campus

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

June 16,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, A late Thursday afternoon, 06/15, fire in a computer server room at Bergen Community College’s Paramus campus forced the temporary evacuation of a building and warranted the response of Borough of Paramus and County of Bergen HazMat teams due to the activation of a fm200 chemical agent fire suppression system. A Paramus EMS ambulance crew was called to stand by at the fire scene, but was shortly released by fire department supervisors after it was determined that no one was injured when the suppression system activated. Damage was reported to at least one (1) computer server. Bergen County Sheriff’s officers were also observed at the scene. Paramus FD and Rescue Squad personnel were active within the fire building.