LOCAL HAZARDS

  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS


    CHEMICAL

    accidents most often occur in homes

  • HOME FIRES


    1,298,000 FIRES

    recently reported in the United States

  • CARBON MONOXIDE


    200-300

    unintentional deaths occur each year due to CO poisoning

  • GAS WELLS & PIPELINES


    90,000 MILES

    of pipeline in Texas

  • HOLIDAY SAFETY


    HOLIDAYS

    are usually filled with an increased risk of fire

SPOT THE HAZARDS


Hazardous materials are often displayed in cartoons with a skull and crossbones printed on the label, but in real life they can be harder to spot.

Hazardous materials are all around you: under the kitchen sink, in the garage and riding down the highway in a tanker truck.

Most of them will be handled correctly and used only for their intended purposes. But if a chemical, biological or radiological/nuclear emergency does occur, it is important that you know what to do!

  • Make a Plan

    A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you'll have a pocket-size emergency plan at hand.

  • Build a Kit

    Remember how long it took to pack for your last vacation? The last thing you want to worry about in a disaster is packing. That’s why everyone should have an Emergency Supply Kit ready to go. Use this checklist to help you assemble your kit.

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