Corporate Social Responsibilty
St. David Weather
Shelter In Place
Shelter-in-Place is a proven, effective emergency protective action that is used when there is insufficient time to evacuate. Emergency professionals generally agree that the response to an airborne ammonia release is usually Shelter-in-Place. In the event of an accidental ammonia release, neighbors may be asked to Shelter-in-Place rather than evacuate.
To ensure maximum protection, follow these simple Shelter-in-Place steps:
Apache provides Shelter-in-Place kits which contain the following:
- Go inside your home or the home closest to you.
- Take your household pets inside with you, only if it can be done quickly.
- Begin Shelter-in-Place procedures by closing all windows, doors, vents, and fireplace flues.
- Turn off all heating and cooling systems.
- Turn off all devices that circulate air into and through the house, such as window or attic fans and swamp coolers.
- Move everyone into a room with an interior bath and phone if possible.
- Cover windows, doors and ducts in the room with plastic and duct tape.
- Cover any other cracks with wet towels.
- Turn on the shower with warm water.
- Turn your radio on to listen for further advice.
- Stay inside until informed by the LEPC by radio, telephone or siren that it is safe to leave.
- Instructional video
- Instructional pamphlet
- Duct tape
- Plastic sheeting
- Small towels
- Large towels
- Portable radio
- Extra batteries
- Eye wash solution
Emergency Warning System
Apache's Community-Warning Siren
Community Alert Network (CAN) Telephone System
- Nearby neighbors are within hearing distance of Apache’s community-warning siren.
- The siren cycles for a three-minute period and the pitch rises to a high level and then starts back down.
- When the siren sound rises to a high pitch and remains steady for three minutes it indicates “All Clear” and there is no longer an emergency situation.
- The siren is tested every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Local Radio Station Broadcasts
- CAN is an emergency notification telephone service that Apache subscribes to.
- When activated homes on the Apache list are automatically dialed and an emergency message is provided.
- Listen carefully to the message and follow all instructions.
- Pre-recorded messages include:
- Begin Shelter-in-Place
- Prepare to Evacuate
- Advised to Evacuate
- All Clear
Public Address System Announcements From An Emergency Vehicle
- Local radio stations are likely to broadcast emergency information.
- Local stations include 97.7 FM, 101.7 FM or 1420 AM.
- The LEPC or Cochise County Sheriff’s Department may use a public address system.