Critical/Essential Facilities

Structures meeting one or more of the following criteria: 

  • Fire stations, police stations, storage facilities for vehicles/equipment needed after a hazard event, and emergency operation centers.
  • Hospitals, nursing homes, and housing which is likely to contain occupants who may not be sufficiently mobile to avoid injury or death as a result of a hazardous event.
  • Public and private utility facilities, which are vital to maintaining or restoring normal services to, damaged areas after a hazardous event. 
  • Structures or facilities that produce, store, or use highly flammable, explosive, volatile, toxic and/or water-reactive materials.
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