Many products containing hazardous chemicals are used and stored in homes routinely, and in the university research setting, these materials are handled daily.

In some emergency situations, such as flooding or release of hazardous materials, emergency responders may order protective actions for persons who live or work on campus.

A major fire occurring on the Texas A&M University campus could involve areas where multiple-occupancy residences and/or facilities are clustered closely together, increasing the possibility of rapid spread of a structural fire.

A gas leak refers to a leak of natural gas from a pipe or other containment into any area where gas should not be.