Greenville Firefighters Take Part in Hazmat Training

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville firefighters spent Tuesday preparing for an emergency they hope will never happen.

First responders trained for a hazardous material spill, creating a scenario where propane was leaking and a worker was trapped under a forklift.

Crews were tasked with containing the  fake spill while removing the trapped worker. The exercise is commonly known as a “snatch and grab.”

The training took place on the same day hazmat crews worked an actual chemical leak near Airport Road in Greer. A worker near a delivery center was treated and released after he was exposed to the chemical Butindiol.

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