Fire Rescue Victoria

FRV crews respond to Carrum Primary School

Wednesday 11 November 2020 3:05am

Students at Carrum Primary School got a little more science than they bargained for, when a broken thermometer prompted a response from FRV’s Hazmat unit on Wednesday (11 November).

Firefighters responded to the school just after 2pm, following reports a broken thermometer was leaking mercury in a classroom.

FRV crews from Hallam (FS88) and Patterson River (FS90) Fire Stations arrived quickly and isolated students and staff from the spill area.

FRV's Scientific Officer was consulted, and a specialist Hazmat unit worked to contain the spill and make the area safe.

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria supported FRV crews at the scene.

Reviewed 23 June 2021

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