A chemical emergency occurs when a hazardous chemical has been released and the release has the potential for harming people's health. Chemical releases can be unintentional, as in the case of an industrial accident, or intentional, as in the case of a terrorist attack.*
*Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control
Florida emergency personnel had first-hand experience with the Anthrax scare of 2001. Lessons were learned and new regulations put in place to protect the citizes of our state.
Information about chemical emergecies, what it is, where hazardous chemicals come from, and types of hazardous chemicals, can be found at the following links.