Chemical Spill

What Should I Do If I See A Chemical Spill Or Release?

  • Stay away from the spill site. Don’t go near the spill or walk through the chemical.
  • Phone 9-1-1. Provide as much information as possible, including location of the spill.
  • Listen to instructions from local authorities. If they tell you to take immediate shelter indoors or evacuate, do so.

What Should I Do If I Smell Gas?

The smell of gas is often described as a “rotten egg” smell. If you think you smell gas:

  • Leave the building or area immediately.
  • Phone 9-1-1 away from the site of the ruptured gas line.

For more information about what to do in the event of a chemical spill, see Public Safety Canada’s guidelines.

Some original information sourced from the City of Calgary.