Secure Buildings: Pre-Event – Immediate Advice: Emergency Response Procedures
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Pre-Event – Immediate Advice

Plan and practice separate emergency response procedures for indoor and outdoor releases of chem/bio agents.

The first response to an outdoor chem/bio release should include shutting down the building's ventilation system and closing all doors and windows. In contrast, the response to an indoor chem/bio release should include evacuation.

Building operators should understand the differences in the best responses to indoor versus outdoor releases, and should practice the steps they will take in each case.

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