Sheltering in Place at LBNL

November 2, 2004 - 12:00pm
Bldg. 90

Lab employees could be instructed by Lab management to "Shelter in Place", rather than to evacuate during an emergency situation created by a wildland fire approaching the Lab, or other emergencies involving outside air quality such as a biological or chemical accident, or even a terrorist attack.  Would you know what to do if instructed to shelter in place? How could staying inside the building be safe if fire is raging outside? And what about the air conditioning system which draws air from outside to circulate inside the building? How do we keep smoke or other toxins outside while we shelter inside?  Bring all your questions and attend this seminar to learn the answers. Rich McClure will summarize the Lab's fire mitigation efforts since the 1991 Berkeley Hills fire, and Valerie Quigley will give a brief overview of the Lab's plans for both a vehicular and pedestrian evacuation, and will then explain the sheltering in place plan. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

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Schedule subject to change without notice. If you are coming from off-site, please call first to verify. UC staff and guests are welcome. LBNL shuttle buses stop every few minutes at marked sidewalk locations along Bancroft and Hearst Avenues and Rockridge BART.