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Hazardous Materials Preparedness

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Chemicals and hazardous materials are a part of our every day lives. To ensure the utmost preservation to life, property and the environment, emergencies that involve hazardous materials require trust, coordination and cooperation among responders. Forsyth County emergency response agencies and organizations continuously build capabilities and resources to respond to chemical incidents. Although planning for these events occurs at the local, state and federal levels, the most important component to the emergency planning process is individual awareness and preparedness. Know your community and the hazards that pose a threat to you and your family!

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Resources:

EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) – website that allows you to search for environmental hazards in specific locations, such as your neighborhood or workplace. This website also contains information regarding environmental issues, laws and regulations. Or search for specific Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information.

NC DPS (North Carolina Department of Public Safety) & North Carolina Emergency Management – website with statewide resources and Right to Know information.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management – website explains TIER II Chemical Reporting for local business and industry that use or store chemicals.

3RC Hazardous Waste – The Enviro-Station – Learn what chemicals and hazardous waste can be taken to 3RC in Winston-Salem for disposal and why it is important to properly dispose of these items.

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It is important that individuals understand their responsibilities in being prepared for all types of emergencies and disasters. Don’t be scared, be prepared. See our recommended publications for suggested preparedness tips: General Emergency Preparedness Publications

 

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