Chemical Industry Task Force traveling to local schools for National Preparedness Month
BATON ROUGE- September is National Preparedness Month. This year, Playmakers of Baton Rouge is traveling to 40 schools around the Baton Rouge area to teach kids about staying safe during chemical emergencies.
The Playmakers' "Wally Wise Guy" is teaming up with the North Baton Rouge Chemical Industry Task Force.
The task force is comprised of the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and various other local agencies.
The task force teaches children to be safe during a chemical emergency by following five key steps:
1. Go Inside
2. Close all doors and windows
3. Turn off air conditioners or heaters
4. Turn on local TV news and radio
5. Remain inside until the "all clear" is given by officials
The safety tour will visit schools in East and West Baton Rouge Parish.
You can find out more about the North Baton Rouge Chemical Industry and how to stay safe during an emergency at www.redstickready.com or by calling 225-389-2100.
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