Evacuation Windsocks – Emergency
Fires – Toxic, Gas release, Chemical spills, Hazardous materials, Radiological accidents, and more.
Wind Tracker Windsock System, field tested, wind sensitive, and the safest level of windsock performance in the industry.
Employees at a nuclear waste treatment plant in Washington state were sent a text alert telling them to “take cover” Friday morning because steam was coming from one of the site’s tunnels, the company in charge of building the plant said.
It did! October 26, 2018 Washington State
Wind Tracker Windsocks can detect wind movements below 1 mile per hour! No other windsock system can.
What is an Evacuation Windsock System?
An evacuation windsock is a windsock that is reliable in determining wind direction and speed in the range of 1 to 8 miles per hour. This is the “Move Along” speed that transports the material in, around, or to an area within the initial point of materials release. Wind speeds above 10 miles per hour tend to disperse the those materials. Ordinary airport windsocksare not designed to be used as a reliable evacuation windsock siystem. (source: R. Cross)
Evacuation windsocks are specially designed to detect wind direction, movement, and speed below 10 miles per hour. The Wind Tracker Windsock is the only reliable evacuation windsock that provides this added measure of windsock safely.
Only the Wind Tracker Windsock System can detect winds within the safety range of 1 to 8 miles per hour. These are the wind speed ranges that “move” airborne materials in and around safety zones. Ordinary windsocks cannot detect low wind movement and often times mislead workers and first responders to evacuate the area in the wrong direction.
Stay in Place
The first type of evacuation is known as stay in place and is used during a chemical or biological attack. You should stay inside your building. Do not go outside. If a chemical agent is used, you will be advised to go to the highest floor in your building because the chemical is probably “heavy” and will not tend to go up. Other “stay in place” situations may call for going to the lowest floor possible in the building. These upper and lower floors will be designated “safe areas” within each building.
Source Source: Gallaudet University