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Residents » Emergency Program » Evacuation Procedures


In some circumstances - for example, where evacuees would have to travel through a plume of hazardous gases - it may be safer for people to take shelter in their homes, schools or places of work.

If you are advised to shelter in place, follow these instructions:

  • Get inside as quickly as possible
  • Turn off all heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Close vents.
  • Close all doors, windows, fireplace flues, vents and other openings. If there are any gaps in the weather stripping, use duct tape, plastic wrap and/or aluminum foil to seal the leaks.
  • Close drapes, curtains and shades. Stay away from external windows.
  • Use stairwells instead of elevators wherever possible.
  • Turn on the radio or television for information. You will be advised what the hazardous material is and what the signs and symptoms of overexposure are.
  • Use telephones only if you need immediate emergency assistance. You will be directed how to seek medical help outside the evacuation area.

Dan Sutherland
Assistant Chief Support Services
Kamloops Fire Rescue
ph 250 571-2962

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