shelter in place l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Shelter In Place PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Shelter In Place

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 7

Shelter In Place - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 278 Views
  • Uploaded on

Shelter In Place. Shelter In Place or Evacuate? Considerations in Emergency Response. Introduction. Shelter-in-place and evacuation are recognized protective measures which are employed when responding to emergencies.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Shelter In Place' - glain


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
shelter in place

Shelter In Place

Shelter In Place or Evacuate?

Considerations in Emergency Response

introduction
Introduction
  • Shelter-in-place and evacuation are recognized protective measures which are employed when responding to emergencies.
  • Emergencies involving hazardous material releases or spills are considered here.
  • Local agencies have two courses of action involving public safety.
shelter in place vs evacuation
Shelter in Place vs Evacuation
  • There is very strong bias toward choosing evacuation rather than sheltering in place.
  • This is natural, because of the long experience of first responders with evacuation, and the comfort people get from doing something active rather than something passive.
  • Shelter In Place vs Evacuation: How do we decide?
critical factors in decision making
Critical Factors in Decision Making
  • Delay time expected before release begins
  • Size of potential release / explosion / or fire
  • Duration expected
  • Direction to safety for evacuation
  • Building tightness (Safe haven)
  • Number of people in the emergency response zone
facilities and populations with special needs
Facilities and populations with special needs
  • Hospital, nursing homes
  • Schools, day care centres
  • Hotels / motels
  • Churches
  • Campgrounds, mobile home parks
  • Shopping centres, movie theaters
  • Jails, others
two essential questions
Two essential questions…

1. Is there enough time to organize a safe and orderly evacuation?

NO – then always advise people to shelter in place with doors and windows closed;

YES – then the next and much more difficult question is:

2. Is it likely more people will be harmed if they try to evacuate rather than shelter in place?

The Shelter In Place decision chart can be used to help determine which action will harm the least number of people.

conclusion
Conclusion

“If the building is not on fire or filling with explosive / toxic gases; tell people to stay inside!

… evacuate when time and safety can be assured.”