Emergency Events, Industry Incidents of Concern, Air Quality
Since its formation, Deer Park Community Advisory Council community members have advised plants on what the community expects in terms of communications and plant coordination with the City of Deer Park and surrounding communities during a significant industry incident such as a fire, explosion, or toxic release as well as during other noticeable incidents.
DPCAC members encourage local community members need to make use of the links that follow to obtain facts during an incident and to take appropriate action when needed.
Contact the CAER Line at 281-476-2237 or www.ehcma.org/caerline
to listen to or read messages posted by plants that have had an emergency or a noticeable incident that may concern the community. The Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) Line is sponsored by East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA). Most DPCAC plants belong to EHCMA.
Learn how the City of Deer Park
uses its outdoor sirens, telephone notification system, and other methods to warn community members
in case of a chemical release.
Be sure you are signed up to receive emergency notifications
from your city and county. See how to do so in the City of Deer Park
. In addition to signing up for Greater Harris County 9-1-1's
emergency notification system, check out their Emergency Profile Service and their "call if you can, text if you can't" service for certain cell phone companies.
Learn what to do in a chemical emergency
, including how to Shelter in Place
as a safety precaution in case of a significant chemical release:
See how Wally Wise
, a big turtle, helps children learn how to Shelter in Place:
Check Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
for information during an incident as well as helpful information about weather and other events. Sign up here for ozone alerts.
Use the Houston Transtar
website to check on traffic jams and road closures.
2015 Report on Houston Air Quality
, compiled by Houston Regional Monitoring. Covers ozone and air toxics and monitoring by HRM, TCEQ, and others.
On Air: Houston is a new website www.houstonairquality.com published by the Greater Houston Partnership that brings together in one place factual information from both TCEQ and EPA and data from air monitors in the Houston area.
Enter your address for estimated ozone concentrations at that location using an ozone viewer
sponsored by the University of Houston Honors College, American Lung Association, and Air Alliance Houston. Also available as a smart phone app. Details on website.
Other Deer Park Resources
City of Deer Park
. Site includes Emergency Preparedness Handbook
and instructions on emergency communications.
Deer Park Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Deer Park Independent School District
Deer Park Chamber of Commerce
Environmental and Safety Agencies
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA's Toxics Release Inventory program
and TRI Explorer
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Petrochemical Industry Organizations
East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA)
American Chemistry Council
Texas Chemical Council