Be Prepared

Do you know how to respond to an active shooter?

If shots were fired at your school, work, or at the mall, would you know what to do? When seconds count, being prepared matters. Take time now to learn how to survive an active shooter.

LA County Sheriff Surviving an Active Shooter video:


Do you know how to Shelter In Place?

Be prepared for a chemical emergency. Have a plan to Shelter In Place. Watch this video on how to protect your family from hazardous air should the emergency arise.

Shelter in Place instructional video:

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Graphic depicting how to secure your home for a hazardous air emergency

What if we experienced a radiological disaster?

Radiological materials are not uncommon and can be found in a variety of settings. Release of radiological material may result from an accident or an intentional – terrorist act. Radiological emergencies include nuclear incidents, dirty bombs, Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD), Radiological Exposure Device (RED), nuclear power plant accidents, transportation accidents, and occupational accidents.

Radiological releases are uncommon but it is important to understand how to respond should an incident occur.  It is best to get inside quickly when a radiological event occurs. You should listen to emergency orders and instructions.

If you were in the area of exposure, take steps to decontaminate yourself by removing your clothes, bagging clothes and taking a shower.

You should shelter inside your home or building until emergency officials provide an all clear message.

For additional information on radiological incident response, go to:

Do one thing each month to become prepared. 

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