Types of Emergencies

Emergencies

成人香蕉视频appGet the facts about all types of emergencies that could affect you and your family. Learn about each threat and what steps to take to deal with it.

An emergency can happen at any time and in any place. Knowing the facts can help you be prepared for these emergencies and help you to stay safe.

  • Biological Emergencies

    成人香蕉视频appThese include diseases as well as biological agents that may be used for terrorism.

  • Chemical Emergencies

    These include harmful chemical spills and chemicals that are used in acts of terrorism.

  • Radiological Emergencies

    成人香蕉视频appThese are emergencies involving the release of radiation that could harm people's health.

  • Weather and Home Emergencies

    These are emergencies involving potential hazards such as winter weather, extreme heat, flooding, or carbon monoxide.

Biological Emergencies

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Additional Resources

  • This site has an A to Z index of agents used in bioterrorism.

Chemical Emergencies

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  • 成人香蕉视频appThis site has an A to Z index of chemical agents.

Radiological Emergencies

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  • Dirty Bombs

    成人香蕉视频appThis defines what a dirty bomb is, what its dangers are, and what you should do if you are near a dirty bomb explosion.

  • Potassium Iodide (KI)

    This page includes links to information for the public about potassium iodide, which is used if people are exposed to radition.

Additional Resources

  • 成人香蕉视频appThis site provides information to help people protect their health in the event of an emergency involving the release of radiation.

Weather and Home Emergencies

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Additional Resources

  • Carbon Monoxide - Know the Hazards

    Tips on how to safely operate equipment that produces carbon monoxide, information on symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and carbon monoxide detector guidance.

  • On this site you can view a video on the safe use of portable generators.

  • Cold Weather Advice
    • Cold Weather Tips

      成人香蕉视频appInformation about how to protect your health in very cold weather, how to safely keep your home heated, and resources for help if your apartment, school, day care, or work is too cold for comfort.

    • Worker safety and health during winter storm response and recovery operations.

  • Information and tips about hurricanes and how to prepare for one.

  • Lightning Safety Tips

    成人香蕉视频appThis booklet explains precautions you can take that can save your life during a lightning storm.