If there were a chemical emergency near your home, would you know what to do? The following information will help you be better prepared.
In the event of a chemical emergency that threatens your area, you will be notified of the incident in at least one of the following ways:
- A telephone call through an emergency telephone notification system. You will receive a recorded message that will give you some instructions on what to do.
- A law enforcement officer or fire truck using a public address system to warn you of the danger and provide instruction of what to do.
- A law enforcement officer or firefighter going door- to-door to notify residents of the danger and provide some instructions on what to do.
- Through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) formerly called the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS).
- Depending on the situation, it may be necessary for you to evacuate during a chemical emergency. In many cases however, you may be requested to “shelter in place.”