On the 3rd floor in a building being renovated in the center of StuddsVille, a part of an old rotten wooden floor collapsed.
Nobody was injured, but the falling debris severed a watermain in the building, and the left over water poured into a janitors supply closet.
Unknown to the workers,in the closet there where some left over cleaning and household chemicals, in unsealed bottles.
The chemicals and the water mixed, creating Hydrogen Sulfide.
After a few moments, a few of the workers felt sick, the overseer went to check them out, but moments later the sick men collapsed, the overseer was overcome by the Hydrogen Sulfide too, and in a moment before collasing, he pulled the fire alarm.
Battalion 1, Engine 13, Engine 14 and Ladder 13 responded to the box, but once on scene, there was no sign of fire.
the crews of Ladder 13 prepaired for a primary search, but at the doorway, the gasmeter of the Captain from Ladder 13 went crazy.
They masked up and went in for a check, and within minutes, they found 2 collapsed workers on the 2nd floor, and brought them out, Battalion 1 immediatly called in a HAZMAT Level 2 call.
So the Special Operations Chief, Rescue 5, HAZMAT 1, Tanker 1, Squad 17, Ladder 14 and Utility 1 responded to the scene.
The Stud City FD's HAZMAT Task force was alerted too and responded to StuddsVille, and the City of Charlottesburg's Fire Department sent out their HAZTAC Ambulance.
When on scene, a Mass casualty and Decon area's where set up, while the Rescue and Ladder crews sweeped the building, and evacuated all downed workers from the building, HAZMAT crews quickly neutralised the chemicals, and did a check in the building.
2 of the fallen workers needed CPR, and where rushed to hospital in HAZTAC Ambulances, 3 others where transported to the hospital, 4 others where released from care after evaluation by the on scene HAZTAC paramedics.
HAZMAT and EPA crews started to clean up the building, while the other crews were evaluated and all where released for duty by the paramedics.
No firefighters where injured in this call.
After a few hours the building was cleared, and the crews could go home.
All downed workers did survive.
And SVPD and the EPA have the case under investigation.