Ask yourself these questions:
- If a cloud of poisonous chemical gases was coming at you right now, would you know what to do?
- Has the government taken the necessary steps to protect you and your family in such an event?
- Are the facilities near you in compliance with any government requirements?
- Do the firefighters know which hazardous chemicals are present at facilities near you? Do they know these chemicals' amounts and locations? Can they effectively respond in case of an accident?
You (the public) have the right to know the plan for chemical emergencies where you live, travel, and work. Without proper emergency planning, hazardous materials incidents can overwhelm unprepared emergency response teams.