Spills, Illicit Discharges & Improper Disposals

Citizen Action


In the event a spill, illicit discharge, or improper disposal is suspected, contact the following.

No Immediate Danger


If the event does not post an immediate threat to life, health or safety:

Immediate Danger


If the event does pose an immediate threat to life, health, or safety; or if you are uncertain if the event poses a threat:
  • Call 911
  • Call City Hall - 205-664-6800

City of Alabaster Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)


If the event can be managed by Fire Department Personnel:
  • If possible, shut off the source of the spill immediately
  • Deploy absorbent products and/or diking materials to contain the spill.
  • Spills on pervious areas may require removal of soil or other contaminated materials.
  • Consult Shelby County EMA for disposal requirements for all products and materials used to mitigate spills
If the event requires outside personnel:
The Alabaster Fire Department will contact Shelby County EMA and follow EMA protocol Hazmat and decontamination units will be contacted as needed.