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Emergency Guide Shelter in Place

 

Contrary to the natural instinct to flee from danger, staying where you are may provide the safest alternative

 

Shelter-in-place is a simple and effective strategy of self-protection using the barriers and isolation provided by a building. All that is required is to:

  • Get into, or stay, inside a building - if possible, go to an interior room with no exterior openings
  • Secure the building - secure the interior room
  • Wait until the threat has ended and authorities give an "all clear"

 

Shelter-in-place can be effectively used during:

  • Active shooter incidents
  • Chemical, biological, radiological, and hazardous material emergencies
  • Severe weather

Tornado

Hurricane

Severe thunderstorm

 Severe winter storm

  • Emergencies of an unknown nature

Armed hostage or barricaded person

 Robbery in-progress

 Riot or other violent confrontation

Explosive device

 Other unanticipated threat

 

Additional Information on shelter-in-place is available on the following website:

The American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/