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Consumer Fireworks Information
UN0336, Fireworks, 1.4G
In case of fire, stop traffic, isolate the immediate area, and deny entry. Keep non-essential people away.
Fire in cargo area can be fought with water spray if necessary, although disposal and site clean up will be simplified if material is allowed to burn. Try to prevent other types of fire from reaching the cargo area.
Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and structural firefighter’s protective clothing will provide some limited protection. Firefighters should retreat if fire approaches cargo area, and use unmanned hose holder to direct water spray on fire.
For additional information, call the shipper using the emergency telephone number listed on the shipping papers. If there is no answer, call Chem-Tel’s 24-hour number (800) 255-3924.
Cargo fire: Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat.
Withdraw from area if and when fire reaches cargo and let fire burn, if situation allows. If fire must be fought, flood with water spray. Use firefighting team to prevent spread of fire to adjacent structures and materials.
Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons from the vicinity of the incident. First, move people out of line-of-sight of the scene and away from windows. Obtain more information from appropriate authorities listed on the shipping papers.
Spill of Cargo
Shut off ignition sources. There should be no flares, smoking, tools capable of producing sparks, or flames in the vicinity of the spilled material.
Cautiously pick up the spilled devices and place them in cardboard cartons.
Call emergency medical care.
Use first aid treatment according to the nature of the injury.