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Pre-Event – Immediate Advice

Develop an emergency response team and establish operational details.

Any emergency requires rapid response in a number of areas: evacuation assistance, communication with authorities, etc. A team of people with well-defined responsibilities should be created, with backups when the selected people are not available.

Among the responsibilities are:

  1. main decision-making: should the building be evacuated, should the HVAC system be turned off, etc.;
  2. contacting authorities (fire department, police, etc.),
  3. providing instructions to building occupants,
  4. manipulating the HVAC system as needed,
  5. coordinating first aid.

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