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Deadly Levels of Carbon Monoxide in Amherst Building Causes Emergency Evacuation

Main-Transit firefighters responded to a call at Windsong Radiology, Amherst around 1am, after several construction workers were overcome by deadly gases produced by their own construction equipment.

Main-Transit Fire Department Public Information Officer Carl Fisher determined that the workers were operating a propane floor cutter without proper ventilation. "They were using the propane powered saw to cut some plumbing into a new office that they were making ... the propane ... just got to be too much for them," said Fisher.

One of the construction workers was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and the rest were evaluated on scene and declined further treatment.

Firefighters found deadly levels of carbon monoxide all throughout the building and evacuated the complex. Crews were on scene throughout the night venting the odorless gas from the medical complex.

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Parade to start at Williamsville South at and end at Los Robles.

Main-Transit Fire Department Annual Steak Out - June 6, 2015 - 5:00 pm

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Move to the RIGHT for Sirens & Lights

When our Fire Department is called to an emergency it's important that we respond quickly and safely.

If you're driving down the road and see the lights and sirens of an emergency vehicle in your rearview mirror, MOVE TO THE RIGHT AND STOP to allow emergency vehicles to move easily down the road. You may even want to use your turn signal to indicate your intentions, this will help the emergency vehicles navigate through the safest path.

NEVER slam on the brakes and stop in the middle of the road and do not make any sudden moves. If an emergency vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction, you should also pull over and stop.

Once the emergency vehicles have passed, use your turn signal again to merge back into traffic when it is safe to begin driving.

DO NOT tailgate or follow an emergency vehicle closely. Not only is this illegal, you run the risk of a collision as vehicles pull back out into traffic after the emergency vehicle goes by. You are not required to slow down or pull over for emergency vehicles that are responding in the opposite direction on a divided highway.

Every time fire engines or emergency vehicles are called to an emergency Fire Fighters are giving their all to help others. Do your part as a driver to help Fire Fighters do their job as quickly and safely as possible.

So Remember: Move to the RIGHT for sirens and lights.

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