An increasingly sophisticated technology has been expanding the nature of emergencies and the hazards to those that combat them. It is important for general public safety, as well as personal and business liability, that those businesses with unique needs have developed emergency response programs and have coordinated them with public emergency managers. In recent years, fires in structures with hazardous materials have incapacitated unsuspecting local responders, and have forced the evacuation of thousands of unsuspecting residents. The nature of the threat will not diminish in forthcoming years.
The Southwest Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee welcomes you to Shelter-in-Place. This section was developed to educate the public on steps to take in the event of the need to find immediate shelter. The LEPC staff is available to conduct a “Shelter-in-Place” presentation to civic groups, clubs, school districts, and churches upon request.
Sheltering in Place: Presentation