Off-gassing battery bank - Sydney CBD

Published: 29 Jan 2022 08:01am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are in attendance at a building on Rawson Street in Sydney's CBD following a call by Automatic Fire Alarm.

On arrival, a security guard was found to be overcome by fumes from a large battery bank that was off-gassing in a PABX room.

FRNSW hazardous materials experts are working to isolate the batteries and ventilate the area.

Superintendent Scott Dodson from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 03 Mar 2022 06:39pm

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