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Hazardous Materials Information

A hazardous materials accident can occur anywhere. We have several companies which handle extremely hazardous chemicals. While these chemicals are hazardous, they are likely to be handled in a safe manner. However, hazardous materials are transported on our roadways and railways daily, so any area is considered vulnerable to an accident.

Carbon Monoxide

Each year in America, more than 150 people die from accidental non-fire related CO poisoning associated with consumer products. These products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission  USFA would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon monoxide fumes. Please read and follow the safety tips contained in the factsheets on this page. 

Emergency Preparedness

EMERGENCY NOTIFCATION REGISTRATION CELL PHONES /TEXT

The system allows residents to register their cell phones, SMS text phones, VoIP phones and/or e-mail addresses to receive notifications affecting their residence, even when they aren’t home. The notifications are tied to a resident’s home address, not their current location.

Be Prepared​

Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. Ready asks individuals to do three key things: (1) get an emergency supply kit, (2) make a family emergency plan, and (3) be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.    

Tornadoes

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Click here to learn more.

People with Disabilities 

People with disabilities can significantly increase their chances of surviving a fire by practicing proven fire safety precautions. USFA encourages people with disabilities and their caregivers to read and use the fire safety tips on this web page to help protect themselves and their homes from fire.

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