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Manmade Hazards
A home that burned to the ground during Hurricane Sandy is shown.
Know the Threats to Your Home
Oakland, MD. Nov. 15, 2012 -- A home that burned to the ground during Hurricane Sandy is shown. Photo by Frank Niemeir/FEMA
Corporal Christopher Ponce, a team leader with 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, stands at the corner of a building monitoring protesters during the battalion’s certification exercise aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero
Learn to Be Vigilant
Corporal Christopher Ponce, a team leader with 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, stands at the corner of a building monitoring protesters during the battalion’s certification exercise aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero
Cpl. Shawn Playford  a chemical biological radiological nuclear, CBRN, defense specialist with Identification and Detection platoon, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, CBIRF, helps a simulated victim of radiation exposure due to a notional nuclear explosion to safety during 48-hour operations as part of Exercise Scarlet Response 2016 at Guardian Centers, Perry, Ga., Aug. 25, 2016. Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Maverick S. Mejia
Know How to Respond to a Manmade Emergency
Cpl. Shawn Playford a chemical biological radiological nuclear, CBRN, defense specialist with Identification and Detection platoon, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, CBIRF, helps a simulated victim of radiation exposure due to a national nuclear explosion to safety during 48-hour operations as part of Exercise Scarlet Response 2016 at Guardian Centers, Perry, Ga., Aug. 25, 2016. Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Maverick S. Mejia

Navigate the links below to learn about hazards that may result from technical or industrial accidents as well as human error or interaction. Each page provides information you should know about how to prevent and prepare for, what to do during, and what to do after encountering a manmade hazard. 


Set your own course through any hazard: stay informed, make a plan, build a kit.
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