Shelter-in-Place Instructions

Publication #: 2005-0019

Published: May 2006

Pages: 5 pg.

Author: Dr. David J. Wilson

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Health & Safety

Shelter-In-Place is the practice of going or remaining indoors during a sudden outdoor release of a hazardous substance resulting from a fire, vehicle accident, train derailment, industrial incident or natural disaster. Shelter-In-Place has been demonstrated to be the most effective response during the first few hours of a substance release by creating a buffer between you and any toxic hazard that may be in outside air. As a result, emergency responders may request that you Shelter-In-Place.

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