Shelter In Place

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Learn How to Shelter in Place

"Shelter-in-place" means to take immediate shelter where you are—at home, work, school, or in between. It may also mean "seal the room;" in other words, take steps to prevent outside air from coming in. This is because local authorities may instruct you to "shelter-in-place" if chemical or radiological contaminants are released into the environment. It is important to listen to TV or radio to understand whether the authorities wish you to merely remain indoors or to take additional steps to protect yourself and your family.

Click Here for an educational brochure on Sheltering in Place produced by the Fond du Lac County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). It will assist you in the process of Sheltering in Place in the event the need to do so arises. Weather and hazardous events can be prepared for in advance. The brochure will walk you through simple steps you can take to make the process easier and less stressful. We encourage you to share the brochure, and assist us in reaching as many residents of Fond du Lac County as possible.

Click Here for an instructional video on Sheltering In Place produced by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).

Thank you for your assistance with helping keep Fond du Lac County Safe.


Questions can be directed to the Fond du Lac County Communications/Emergency Management Office.