Presentation on theme: "Emergency Preparedness Stanford University Department of Environmental Health and Safety."— Presentation transcript:
Emergency Preparedness Stanford University Department of Environmental Health and Safety
What is an Emergency? Unforeseen threat to health life or property Requires immediate response Some are health-threatening If unsure whether health-threatening, assume the worst
Preparing for Emergencies Participate in drills Think ahead about what you would do in an emergency Keep exits and corridors clear Be observant about potential hazards where you live and work Know what to do before, during and after an emergency
WHEN YOU CALL TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY : Tell the Operator The type of emergency If there are victims The location of the emergency Your name, location, and phone number Stay on the phone until the Operator ends the call REMEMBER: Do not call or Stanford Public Safety to get information. 911 is only for reporting life safety emergencies.
TO GET EMERGENCY INFORMATION about SU Stanford Emergency Hotlines SU Emergency Information Hotline Student Information Hotline To call from another city or state SHAKE To call from abroad * Tell your family about these numbers ! Go to the Stanford emergency website Listen to KZSU (90.1FM) Listen to community Emergency Alert System (*) radio KCBS740 AM KGO810 AM (*) formerly known as the Emergency Broadcast System Follow TV reports
POTENTIAL EMERGENCIES FIRE FLOOD POWER OUTAGE BOMB THREAT BIOLOGICAL THREAT BY MAIL and…. EARTHQUAKE
MOST LIKELY DISASTER = EARTHQUAKE
Earthquake Preparedness Personal Preparations Know how/where to take cover. Keep a pair of shoes + flashlight under your bed Get an emergency kit Take first aid training Make a communications plan with your family – SHAKE –Agree on an out of area contact number that you & your family use. Use a payphone + calling card# to call after you evacuate. Local calls and calls into the region will be difficult to make.
When an Earthquake Occurs If in a building, get under a table or desk and cover your head (not in a doorway---danger of door closing on fingers/falling objects) If outside, move to an open space away from buildings, trees, power lines Leave the building AFTER the shaking stops –Beware of falling roof tiles, window glass –Take your keys! Take your emergency kits! –Watch for broken glass & debris
After the Quake Report to Emergency Assembly Point (EAP) Do not re-enter the building until it has been inspected and cleared for occupancy Once you re-enter a building, open doors carefully Be prepared for aftershocks Use the hotlines, KZSU, and the emergency website to get more information. (previous slide) Volunteer at the Haas Center
Every campus building has an EAP. Look for this sign on grey wooden posts. EAP Sign Post
Emergency Wallet Card
Where to get more information Stanford Safety & Security Almanac First page of the Stanford Directory Environmental Health & Safety, ORhttp://ehs.stanford.edu Department of Public Safety, Interested in setting up an Emergency Preparedness program at your department??? CALL EH&S
The Emergency Team has a critical role Before an emergency Inform staff/students, maintain awareness, be vigilant for hazards During an emergency Provide leadership & immediate help, account for people After an emergency Help staff in recovery efforts Department Emergency Team