Shelter-in-Place

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Shelter-In-Place is an effective method of staying safe should a chemical release occur in our community.

Here's what you should do:

  • Go inside. Verify emergency. Turn on local radio/TV.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Turn off furnace, air conditioner, exhaust fans, and fireplace dampers. Ensure that every family member knows where these shut off valves are located and that they are labelled for easy identification.
  • Enter and seal a smaller room. Seal doors and windows with duct tape or wet cloths. Breathe through a wet towel to filter the air.
  • Continue to listen to radio or TV for further instructions. Keep phone lines free.
  • Unless told to do so by authorities, do not: 
    • evacuate or travel, 
    • bring home children from school or other family members from work, or
    • call 911 or any other authority for information.