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Display Fireworks Information
UN0333, Fireworks, 1.1G,
In case of fire, stop traffic and clear the area 2500 feet (1/2 mile) in all directions. Keep non-essential people away.
Do not fight the fire in cargo area. Try to prevent other fire from reaching the cargo area. Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and structural firefighters' protective clothing provide some limited protection, but firefighters should retreat if fire approaches cargo area.
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. Do not fight fire if, and when it reaches cargo. Withdraw from area and let burn. 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 or 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.