Sheriff's Office

Shelter in Place - Chemical Emergency

In coordination with the last scheduled outdoor warning siren test for 2023, Ottawa County will host a county-wide drill focused on sheltering in place. We are hoping for participation from ALL Ottawa County businesses, non-profits, schools, and citizens.

Participation in this drill will be up to each organization or citizen and can include:

  • reviewing educational materials available
  • practicing the “hear a siren – go inside and seek more information” procedure,
  • evaluating plans for conducting a shelter in place response
  • or physically practicing sheltering in place.

Sheltering in place during a chemical emergency involves isolating the air inside of the building from the contaminated air outside.

Shelter in Place Video Tutorials