Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units responded to the Haz-Mat incident in Rockville, MD Tuesday morning. Hydraulic oil in an elevator shaft/unit burned causing fumes to spread through two office buildings. Approximately 30 of the building’s occupants felt ill due to the fumes, and the incident was upgraded to a mass-casualty event.
Haz-Mat units 728 and 707 were both on the scene to provide haz-mat mitigation. Rescue Squad 703, multiple engine and truck companies from Rockville and Gaithersburg, and the Medical Care Support Unit responded. The Medical Ambulance Bus was used to transport patients to a local hospital. Gaithersburg/Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department Canteen 708 provided refreshments and hydration for the firefighters, office complex staff, and patients.