Media & Community Education Ideas

  • Publish a special section in your local newspaper with emergency information on hazardous materials. Localize the information by printing the phone numbers of the local poison control center, emergency services offices, the American Red Cross, and local hospitals.
  • Interview a member of your community's Local Emergency Planning Committee about what hazardous substances may be in your community, where they are kept in large quantities, and by what routes they are transported through the area.
  • Publish a chart of warning symbols and terms.
  • Publish a series on hazardous materials that can be found in the home and the proper antidotes for them.
  • Stage a demonstration to show people how to seal off their homes properly by working with emergency building materials, such as sandbags, plywood, and plastic sheeting.