Other Hazards

Major power outages, hazardous materials spills, nuclear power plant leaks, explosions and fires, are emergency situations that can occur with little or no warning. In addition to causing injury, loss of life or property damage, these emergencies may have social, technological and economic consequences to whole communities or larger geographical regions.


In this section


Fire safety and combating wildfire

Hazardous Materials

Identifying and cleaning up hazardous materials

Power Outages

Dealing with power outages, generators and preventing carbon monoxide poisoning

Radiological Incidents

Nuclear regulatory information and planning and response for radiological incidents