To be able to react quickly and appropriately, it is important that you get informed about the possible risks in your area.
For instance, you can check if:
- you have sufficient smoke detectors or CO2 detectors in your home
- you live near a Seveso or nuclear facility
- your house is located in a flood plain
- there is a fire risk to a nature or forest area close to your home
- there is a railroad or highway running through your community. These are also risks. Think of a train accident with hazardous substances, or a collision with a truck carrying fuel.
Would you like more information about a particular risk? You can find it here.
Prepared for an emergency
If you know the risks in your area, you can better prepare by:
- knowing what to do before, during and after a specific emergency
- knowing where you can find information in an emergency
- make an emergency plan for your family