The aim of this plan is to provide the procedures to be followed in the event of fire, motor vehicle accident, train derailment, industrial incident, or a natural disaster which may cause a hazardous substance release affecting the properties of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
As a result, emergency responders may request that you Shelter-In-Place emergencies.
Shelter-In-Place has been demonstrated to be the most effective response during the first few hours of a substance release where the public would be at higher risk outdoors. Sheltering creates an indoor buffer to protect you from higher (more toxic) concentrations that may exist outdoors. It is based on using a building that is not too drafty for typical Canadian winter weather conditions.
The goal of Shelter-In-Place is to reduce the movement of air into and out of the building until either the hazard has passed or other appropriate emergency actions can be taken (such as evacuation). An event such as a fire, motor vehicle accident, train derailment, industrial incident, or a natural disaster may cause a hazardous substance release. As a result, emergency responders may request that you Shelter-In-Place.
Here are some examples of when you may be asked to Shelter-In-Place:
Those who have been advised to Shelter-In-Place will be notified if additional measures are required, and when it is “all-clear”.
When to Shelter-in-Place:
How do you know when to Shelter-in-Place?
The Chippewas of Rama First Nation has a Community Warning System in place that uses several tools to alert the public. The outdoor Emergency Siren located at the Rama Fire Station where is will be sounded. The sirens will sound for about 3 minutes, and will be re-sounded periodically during the emergency. The testing of the Siren will be publically advertised in advance.
Details during a Shelter-in-Place incident are issued by emergency officials via the news media. Be sure you have a battery powered radio at home and at your place of work.
Shelter-in-Place – At Home:
Shelter-in-Place – At Work
Shelter-in-Place – In your Car
Shelter-in-Place – At School
Prepare your family in advance by preparing an emergency plan for your household. Emergency Management Ontario has a checklist that you can use to make sure that your family is prepared.
For more information about Rama's Community Emergency Plan, please contact Rama Fire Chief Mike French, Community Emergency Management Coordinator, at (705) 325-3611, ext. 1217 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rama Fire can assist in helping your family prepare.
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