FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Boston School Gas Leak Sends 33 Students to Hospital


BOSTON - Officials say 33 students at a Boston charter school have been taken to city hospitals after complaining of dizziness and nausea following reports of a gas-like odor in the building.

A spokesman for the Boston Fire Department says firefighters responded to the Excel Academy Charter School in the city's East Boston neighborhood just after 10 a.m. on Monday.

Steve MacDonald says some of the students were given oxygen at the scene. A spokeswoman for emergency medical services says 33 students were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The school was evacuated while firefighters and utility workers searched for the source of the odor.

Excel has about 200 students in grades 5 through 8.

Related JEMS Content

  • Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients
  • What EMS Wants You to Know About Mass-Casualty Incidents
  • Get Patients Sorted & Protected
  • The Young Airway
  • Sorry, But Kids ARE Little Adults
  • The Oxygen Myth?


Collapse Causes Evacuation at Puerto Rico Condominium

Nearly two dozen people are displaced after a water tank collapsed through the roof.

Car Hits Wall at LAX Critically Injuring Girl

9-year old girl was critically injured when a car struck her and then a wall at Los Angeles International Airport.

More Bodies Recovered from Texas Flood

At least 28 killed nationwide due to storms.

Secretary of State Suffers Fractured Femur in Bicycle Crash

Paramedics and a physician were on hand as part of the motorcade.

10 Injured in Manhattan Crane Load Collapse

Air-conditioning unit broke free and fell 28-stories onto Madison Avenue.

Wisconsin City Council Turns Over EMS to Hospital

Vote in Platteville transfers control of EMS to Southwest health Center.

Features by Topic

Featured Careers




Learn about new products and innovations featured at EMS Today 2015


JEMS Connect




Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts