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LLIS Proven Practice: Policy: Shelter-In-Place Guidebook   [open pdf - 43KB]

"The FEMA's [Federal Emergency Management Act] Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program developed this Guidebook to protect eight communities adjacent to the U.S. Army's chemical weapons stockpile. This Guidebook was made available to FEMA's State and local government partners whose residents might be asked to shelter-in-place in the event of an incident involving the stockpile. This Guidebook is intended for State and local planners and decision-makers. The introduction discusses the value of temporarily sheltering-in-place as part of a comprehensive protective action strategy and the different options for sheltering-in-place. The following chapters address (1) shelter-in-place planning, training, outreach and exercises and (2) initiating, maintaining, and ending shelter-in-place in an actual emergency. An appendix discusses the use of computer models to determine when it is appropriate to terminate an order to shelter-in-place and walks through a hypothetical scenario."

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Date:
2014-04-08?
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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