Lets Get Ready !
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Part 2 Supplies and Equipment
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.Empowering Citizens since 1978
Make A First Aid KitStep 1 is to prepare your own emergency kit for your home, car and workplace.
First Aid Kit ContentsDisinfectants (Soap)Sterile Pads (Eye)Roller GauzePaper TapeBand AidsElastic BandagesAntibiotic ointmentAspirin / Tylenol
Tweezers / NeedleScissor / Safety PinsEye DropperDisposable Gloves (2)ThermometerPen and Note PaperPhone Numbers First Aid Guide
Include a small supply of any important prescription or non-prescription drugs used by family members
Antacids Laxatives Blood Pressure Pills Insulin Rx for Allergies
2. MAKE A FAMILY PLAN
Plan for Family Members to have Escape Routes from the House Decide where to Reunite Identify out-of-area Contact Person
Prepare Copies of Important Documents for Storage Off-Site or on Portable Disk
Family Member Escape PlanEnsure that each family member KNOWS TWO ESCAPE ROUTES from each room
Family Member Escape PlanPRACTICE
Decide Where to Reunite
Choose Two Places
Outside Your Home in NeighborhoodOutside your Neighborhood In a ParkIn an Open Area
Identify an Out of Area Contact Person Designate a friend or relative to be a focal contact to link family
Safeguard Copies of Important Documents
PassportDrivers LicenseFinancial StatementsDeedsBirth Certificates
Safer Storage Sites Safe Deposit BoxOut-of-Town Friends or RelativesThe CloudFlash Drives Wills
3. Organize to Shelter in Place
Other Shelters in Place
Office After Quake Car Isolated in Snow
Organize to Shelter in Place
Plan to be self-sufficient in your home with limited or no utilities (gas, electricity, water) for a minimum of 3 days and possibly much longer
Organize your Home Supplies Food / Water Clothing / Bedding Cooking / Heating Radio / Communication Tools/Minor House Repair Sanitation Supplies
Organize your Food and Water
Use familiar dried, packaged and canned foods from your everyday stockEnergy bars and high protein snacksStore 1 gallon water per person per dayWater purification tablets or bleach
Basic Camping Supplies
CommunicationsBattery operated radio and batteriesHAM or FSR radioHand crank phone chargers
Organize your HomeTools and SuppliesLadder, wheelbarrow, rakeClaw hammer, nails, screwdriver & screws, pliers, crow barHeavy duty staple gun, staplesPlastic sheeting and tarpsAdjustable wrenches, sledge hammerPlywood, electrical tape, duct tape
Organize Home Supplies for Sanitation Needs: Dish soap, hand sanitizers, baby wipesPaper towelsPlastic garbage sacks 5-gallon buckets toilets (Compostable kitty litter)
Sanitary Waste Yard Disposal
Prepare a Shelter in Place KitStore in Safe Place
Large Rolling Carts Make Good Storage Containers for Emergency Supplies
Store Supplies in Safe PlaceOutdoor garage or shed Is ideal
Ideal is to split suppliesbetween two locations
** Earthquake may makebasements inaccessible
4. Plan to Evacuate Quickly
Plan to Evacuate QuicklyPrepare a GO Bag
Prepare a Go BagTrail mix, energy barsPortable RadioSmall First Aid KitWhistle / Flash LightPersonal Hygiene Supplies Cash in small bills of at least $50 per person
Layers of warm clothing and hatSturdy ShoesDust MaskCopy of Important DocumentsList of emergency numbers
Plan to Evacuate QuicklyStore the Go Bag in safe and accessible place
Outdoor ShedGarage Trunk of Car !!
Children ?Children Books
Make a Go Bag for PetsLeashesMuzzlesFood and WaterFeeding bowlsMedicinesCopy of Immunization RecordsPet carriersToys & treats that your pet is familiar with
Watch for Expiration Dates
For all stored food and medical supplies it is important to watch expiration dates and rotate supplies accordingly Check batteries regularly: flashlights etc
Specific Emergency Response House Fire
Exit House FastUse Escape PlanDo Not Go Back InsideAssemble Family at Planned Spot to Reunite
Specific Emergency ResponseEarthquake
EarthquakeGo to Interior areaGet Under Sturdy FurnitureDrop, Cover and Hold
Specific Emergency ResponseTSUNAMIHigher Ground ImmediatelyFollow Routes
Get Additional Training
First Aid CPRCERT Training
Supported by Grant Funds City of Portland and the generous time of the SNWI Public Safety Committee
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.Empowering Citizens since 1978
When it comes to emergency preparedness, you are better off being ready two years early than two seconds too late!!!The first step is to make an emergency kit that you can access in a moments notice whether at home, work or in your car.
They can be bought commercially like the ones pictured here or prepared from materials that you yourself assemble and organize. move to next slide . If you assemble your own First Aid Kit, you will have many options as to what you put into it. The list here in this slide is representative of some of the more important things that you should have in any first aid kit.
(Read list)Remember, in emergencies in which you may need to leave your home, it will be important to have a small and ready supply of important medicines or drugs that are needed by you or other family members. things like antacids, laxatives, blood pressure pills, insulin, medications for allergies and so on. Now that we are finished with Preparing your Home, lets talks about some general planning that needs to be done by a family to prepare.
Read from list
Lets say a little more about each of these four activities. Especially in the case of a house fire, it is critical that each family member knows two escape routes from each room in the house, a primary one (usually through a door) and an alternative exit, out another door or window.
Next slideAnd it is important that family members remind themselves and practice these escape routs at least twice a year.Now that you have exited the house or perhaps return to your house after it has been damaged while you were away you need to have a designated place where the family should reunite.
Read from SlideIf family members are separated during an emergency with interrupted telephone lines, it will be useful for there to be one or several individuals who live out of the area who can serve as focus of contact.
This would include your social media contacts or family groups list that you set up ahead of time for such an emergency. Even if you do not have phone service, you may find someone who can connect you to your social media sites where you can send a short message saying Im OK. Or you may be able to check on other family members to find out they are OK through your social media sites as part of your prearranged family communication plan.Read from Slide
Organize to Shelter in Place as I mentioned previously, in emergency preparedness we recognize that for some kinds of emergency situations, individuals and families need to plan to be relatively self-sufficient to stay where they are for an extended period of time.
After snow, wind or ice storms, it is common that electrical utilities are interrupted for several days. Roads may also be blocked.
You or family members may need to hunker down where you are for several days. Hopefully this will be your home and this is what we are going to focus on in this discussion.
If you or your family or household members work outside the home or travel a great deal, you will need to plan to shelter in place in your office or car if you get stranded. Planning for situations where you are sheltering at home will be helpful as well.
Though we will not deal with these specific shelter situations, some of the principles we will talk about in preparing for home sheltering should be helpful in your thoughts about these contingencies.The basic objective of Shelter in Place is to be self sufficient in your home for at least 3 days WITH NO UTILITIES.
To Shelter in Place, you are going to need to organize your home supplies
Read from SlideBasic camping supplies should be stored where they are safe and readily assessable:
Tent (OR TARPS)Emergency lighting and cookingWeather appropriate clothes and multiple layersSleeping bagsBootsSince you will need to plan on being relatively isolated during this time, having emergency communications equipment on hand will be important; it is important to remember extra batteries.
Emergencies might include damage to your home, broken windows, holes in wall or roof. Plan to have basic equipment and supplies to make emergency repairs to the home until such time as the emergency passes and repairs can be done properly.
Such essential tools and supplies might include ,,,, Read from the SlideEven sheltering in your home for several days without power of water will require plans to meet basic sanitation needs. Soap, sanitizers, wipes , towels , garbage etc.
What to do about human sanitary waste will be important if