Condo  Info

Shelter In Place

"Shelter in Place" is the practice of going or remaining indoors during the release of an airborne hazardous material, as opposed to evacuating the area.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE

  • Move out of the path of smoke or fumes to seek shelter indoors. Do not attempt to go through smoke or fumes.

  • Seek shelter in your suite or building and remain indoors. Sheltering in place can reduce your exposure to that of outdoors.

IF YOU ARE INDOORS (SHELTERING-IN-PLACE)

  • Close patio doors and all  windows

  • Stay calm. Avoid going to the basement in a chemical incident.

  • Do not attempt to evacute unless instructed to do so by the municipal authority. In the short term, staying indoors with the building closed up is the most effective action you can take.

  • Turn your radio on to one of the local Sarnia-Lambton radio stations and monitor it. CHOK 1070 AM or The FOX 99.9 FM or K106.3 FM.

  • Set thermostats so air conditioners and furnaces will not come on.

  • Stay away from the emergency area. If you see or hear of a chemical accient avoid the area as you may hinder emergency rescue and recovery efforts at the same time pu yourself into harms way.

  • Avoid calling 911 unless it is to report an emergency. To get information about the incident tune to your local Sarnia-Lambton radio stations.

  •  If you are a FaceBook member  Lambton Alerts has a page at http://www.facebook.com/LambtonAlerts/posts/471738752879246#!/LambtonAlerts

  • Lambton Alerts Web Site at http://www.lambtonalerts.com/home

NOW FOR ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THAT DETERMINES OUR SAFETY

As long as the ventilation system is running, air from outside is being pumped into our hallways, which then because of the pressure, is entering our units through our doors.  As noted in previous minutes on the Owners' Page, the Board has taken action to have a switch installed to shut off the ventilation system if there is a threat from airborne hazardous material.

Building Superintendent Procedure

  • Immediate ventilation shut down procedure - shut off all air intake.

  • Announcement to be made via PA System that a "Shelter in Place" directive has been issued. All residents please close all windows and patio doors until the all clear has been announced - Repeat twice.

  • When "Shelter in Place" directive is removed, announce all clear - repeat twice.

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