Brooklawn Middle School evacuated on Monday for chemical odors

Brooklawn Middle School

PARSIPPANY — At approximately 3:20 p.m. on Monday, February 12, members of Parsippany District 5 Fire Department HAZMAT Team were dispatched to assist the Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Company District 3 and Par-Troy EMS with a chemical odor coming from the main office at Brooklawn Middle School.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 5

A “noxious odor” was found coming from the ventilation system around 3:15 p.m., police said. Students and staff had already already evacuated for pick-up by the time first responders arrived.

While en-route, members were updated that the school was being evacuated and a few employees were being evaluated by EMS personnel on scene.

Upon arrival, Chief 5 directed crews of Squad 5 and Engine 51 to meter the building. During the investigation process, members of the Hazmat team identified the issue to be coming from work that had been completed on the roof the same day, and the odor from what was used was coming through. Ventilation was conducted before the building was turned back over to the Board of Education.