Man-made disasters cover a wide range of occurrences, some of which can cross the line with natural disasters, such as fire.
Boating Boating, while it may seem inconsequential can be very damaging. A large pleasure craft hitting rocks can release a large amount of fuel into the environment.
To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire. Fire spreads quickly; there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.
Hazardous Materials are so wide ranging that it would be almost impossible to discuss all of the possibilities. Virtually anything, not used properly could become a hazardous material.
Nuclear material, that used for peaceful purposes and that used for weapons can become disastrous if not properly handled.
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom.
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