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Let’s Get Ready ! EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Part 2 – Supplies and Equipment Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Empowering Citizens since 1978.

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1 Let’s Get Ready ! EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Part 2 – Supplies and Equipment Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Empowering Citizens since 1978

2 Make A First Aid Kit Step 1 is to prepare your own emergency kit for your home, car and workplace.

3 First Aid Kit Contents Disinfectants (Soap) Sterile Pads (Eye) Roller Gauze Paper Tape Band Aids Elastic Bandages Antibiotic ointment Aspirin / Tylenol Tweezers / Needle Scissor / Safety Pins Eye Dropper Disposable Gloves (2) Thermometer Pen and Note Paper Phone Numbers First Aid Guide

4 Remember 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

5 2. MAKE A FAMILY PLAN 1.Plan for Family Members to have Escape Routes from the House 2.Decide where to Reunite 3.Identify out-of-area “Contact” Person 4.Prepare Copies of Important Documents for Storage Off-Site or on Portable Disk

6 Family Member Escape Plan Ensure that each family member KNOWS TWO ESCAPE ROUTES from each room

7 Family Member Escape Plan PRACTICE

8 Decide Where to Reunite Choose Two Places 1.Outside Your Home in Neighborhood 2.Outside your Neighborhood »In a Park »In an Open Area

9 Identify an Out of Area Contact Person Designate a friend or relative to be a focal contact to link family

10 Safeguard Copies of Important Documents Important Documents Passport Drivers License Financial Statements Deeds Birth Certificates Safer Storage Sites Safe Deposit Box Out-of-Town Friends or Relatives The “Cloud” Flash Drives Wills

11 3. Organize to “Shelter in Place”

12 Other “Shelters in Place” Office After Quake Car Isolated in Snow

13 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

14 Organize your Home Supplies » Food / Water » Clothing / Bedding » Cooking / Heating » Radio / Communication » Tools/Minor House Repair » Sanitation Supplies

15 Organize your Food and Water Accessible Supplies: 1)Use familiar dried, packaged and canned foods from your everyday stock 2)Energy bars and high protein snacks 3)Store 1 gallon water per person per day 4)Water purification tablets or bleach

16 Basic Camping Supplies

17 Communications Battery operated radio and batteries HAM or FSR radio Hand crank phone chargers

18 Organize your Home Tools and Supplies 1.Ladder, wheelbarrow, rake 2.Claw hammer, nails, screwdriver & screws, pliers, crow bar 3.Heavy duty staple gun, staples 4.Plastic sheeting and tarps 5.Adjustable wrenches, sledge hammer 6.Plywood, electrical tape, duct tape

19 Organize Home Supplies for Sanitation Needs: 1.Dish soap, hand sanitizers, baby wipes 2.Paper towels 3.Plastic garbage sacks 4.5-gallon buckets toilets (Compostable “kitty litter”) See:

20 Sanitary Waste Yard Disposal

21 Prepare a “Shelter in Place” Kit Store in Safe Place

22 Large Rolling Carts Make Good Storage Containers for Emergency Supplies

23 Store Supplies in Safe Place Outdoor garage or shed Is ideal Ideal is to split supplies between two locations ** Earthquake may make basements inaccessible

24 4. Plan to Evacuate Quickly

25 Plan to Evacuate Quickly Prepare a “GO Bag”

26 Prepare a “Go Bag” Trail mix, energy bars Portable Radio Small First Aid Kit Whistle / Flash Light Personal Hygiene Supplies Cash in small bills of at least $50 per person Layers of warm clothing and hat Sturdy Shoes Dust Mask Copy of Important Documents List of emergency numbers

27 Plan to Evacuate Quickly Store the “Go Bag” in safe and accessible place 1.Outdoor Shed 2.Garage Trunk of Car !!

28 Children ? Children Books Children Toys

29 Pets? Make a “Go Bag” for Pets Leashes Muzzles Food and Water Feeding bowls Medicines Copy of Immunization Records Pet carriers Toys & treats that your pet is familiar with

30 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

31 Specific Emergency Response House Fire Exit House Fast Use Escape Plan Do Not Go Back Inside Assemble Family at Planned Spot to Reunite

32 Specific Emergency Response Earthquake Earthquake Go to Interior area Get Under Sturdy Furniture Drop, Cover and Hold

33 Specific Emergency Response TSUNAMI Higher Ground Immediately Follow Routes

34 Get Additional Training First Aid CPR CERT Training

35 Supported by Grant Funds City of Portland and the generous time of the SNWI Public Safety Committee Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Empowering Citizens since 1978


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