industrial accidents occur public officials typically evacuate
the public. In certain circumstances it is preferable to
shelter people in their residences. In addition to staying
indoors, people can increase their protection from chemicals
by choosing a safe room and sealing it with tape and plastic.
The purpose of this training video is to teach residents
how to shelter-in-place during an accidental or intentional
release of chemical agent vapor. Although intended for residents
living in the areas serviced by the Chemical Stockpile Emergency
Preparedness Program (CSEPP), residents in other areas that
could be affected by a release of hazardous chemical vapors
may also find the training useful. The training has been
developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United
States Army's Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM).
It is available in VHS and DVD formats.
Hard copies of the
Shelter-in-Place video are not currently available to the general
public due to a shortage of these materials. The student workbook,
which gives you the complete video text and key photos is available
the Shelter-In-Place Student Guide (pdf.)
If you have any questions
about the video, or are affiliated with a Federal, State, or local
government agency, contact:
Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
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the end of the training the viewer should understand:
how to prepare a home emergency supply
how warnings for protective actions
are disseminated to the public,
how to develop a plan for sheltering-in-place,
the appropriate procedures for expedient
how to prepare a safe room for sheltering-in-place,
how chemical agent vapor penetrates
structures and vehicles, and
when and how to end sheltering-in-place.
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selected still images from the video.
Student Guide (pdf)
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