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Southwest Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee. COMMUNITY Sheltering-In-Place during a chemical incident. What is Sheltering In Place?. Seeking Immediate Shelter Building (home, church, office, mall, store) Vehicle (car, truck, bus, train)

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southwest florida local emergency planning committee

Southwest Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee

COMMUNITY

Sheltering-In-Place

during a chemical incident

what is sheltering in place
What is Sheltering In Place?
  • Seeking Immediate Shelter
    • Building (home, church, office, mall, store)
    • Vehicle (car, truck, bus, train)
  • The most important thing is to follow the instructions of local authorities and know what to do if you are advised to shelter-in-place.
shelter in place what could happen
Shelter-In-Place What Could Happen?
  • Interstate/Highway Accident
  • Train Derailment
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Manufacturing or Facility Incident
  • Agricultural Incident
sheltering in place how will i know
Sheltering In PlaceHow Will I know ?
  • The order to Shelter in place would likely come from any of the following:
    • Local Public Officials
    • County Emergency Management Officials
    • Law Enforcement
    • Fire-Rescue
  • An emergency alert notification would be made via any of the following:
    • Television - Radio
    • Telephone - Door to Door
    • GeoCast Mass Notification
what will i need be prepared
What will I Need ?“Be Prepared”
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Bath Towels
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water
  • Fresh Batteries
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Flashlight
  • Duct Tape
  • Battery-powered radio
shelter in place 4 steps to remember
Shelter In Place 4 Steps To Remember
  • Move people and pets inside
  • Close and lock all doors & windows
  • Turn off ventilation systems
  • Turn on a radio or TV for further information & instructions
shelter in place step 1 move inside
Shelter In PlaceStep 1: Move Inside
  • Quickly move everyone indoors, and do not use elevators
  • Pre-select an interior room with few windows. If possible, select a room that has access to water and restroom facilities
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Shelter In PlaceStep 2: Close and lock all doors and windows to avoid possible exposure to a chemical incident
  • Seal off all doors, windows, ceiling vents, and other sources of outside air.
  • Place a wet towel at the base of the door to cover the openings. Secure them in place with tape
  • If dangerous fumes have entered your home, place a wet cloth over your nose and mouth.
shelter in place step 3 turn off ventilation system
Shelter In Place Step 3: Turn off Ventilation System
  • Turn off all heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems; turn the inlets to the “closed” position
  • If caught at the scene of an accident
    • Close all windows, vents, air conditioning, and ventilation systems
    • Dial 9ll
    • Move clear of the accident and try to stay upwind of the incident
shelter in place step 4 turn on radio or tv
Shelter In PlaceStep 4: Turn on Radio or TV
  • Stay Calm
  • Listen to the TV or radio for further information or instructions
  • Stay off the telephone unless there is an emergency
shelter in place no nos
Shelter In Place “NO NOs”
  • Call the School or try to pick up your children
  • Risk your safety for your pets
  • Leave your shelter until the “all clear” signal is sounded
shelter in place for more information
Shelter In Place For More Information

LEPC, 1926 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901

(239) 338-2550

http://www.swfrpc.org

Funded in cooperation with the Florida Department of Community Affairs