Presentation on theme: "Shelter In Place Living Safely With Chemicals Click on each slide to advance slide show."— Presentation transcript:
Shelter In Place Living Safely With Chemicals Click on each slide to advance slide show
Tri-State Community Advisory Panel The Community Advisory Panel (CAP) was developed to create a forum for communication between the community and a core group of facilities in the Dubuque Tri-State area. The group’s mission is to promote public understanding and involvement in chemical risk management. The CAP consists of representatives from community organizations, the core facilities, and residents of the community. Working Together to Improve Community Safety
Members of the Panel include: American Red Cross AmeriCold Logistics Citizens City of Dubuque Water Treatment Dubuque Fire Department Dubuque Schools East Dubuque Fire Department East Dubuque Schools Finley Business Health Local Emergency Planning Committees Media Menominee Fire Department Mercy Medical Center National Education Center for Ag Safety Rentech Energy Midwest Corporation Sinsinawa Mound Tri-State Occupational Health
A hazardous material release is very unlikely Hazardous materials are transported through our community by truck, rail, and barge. This risk exists across the US.
How would you know? Eye and Throat Irritation Strong Chemical Smell Local Authorities Local Media
You should know how to respond If encountered with a release of hazardous materials… What would you do??????
Shelter In Place The best way to protect yourself and your family in the event of a hazardous material release is to go immediately inside the nearest building, home or vehicle.
Shelter In Place This works because the outside air does not mix quickly with the air in closed spaces. Shelter in place protects you from the most hazardous materials as the cloud passes.
If in your car... Close windows, vents, turn off A/C and heater. Listen to a local radio station for more information Continue driving unless directed otherwise. Drive away from the scene of the emergency. Do not drive into a chemical cloud.
For Additional Information, Please Contact... Your county’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). – Dubuque County LEPC563-589-4170 – Grant County LEPC608-723-7171 – Jo Daviess County LEPC815-777-2141