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Presentation on theme: "UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ FIRE DEPARTMENT."— Presentation transcript:


2 Visual 1.1 WELCOME  Name?  Where you work on campus?  Position held?  Emergency training or experience?

3 Visual 1.2 INTRO ACTIVITY  SHRINKING EARTH : 1. Break into Teams. 2. Create plan/strategy. 3. Minimum one foot on chair. 4. Team must hold for ten seconds. 5. Debrief.

4 Visual 1.3 CITIZEN CORPS  Citizen Corps areas of emphasis:

5 CERT Training Opportunities UCSC Fire Dept: 459-3473(FIRE) Santa Cruz Chapter Red Cross: 462-2881  Disaster Management  Basic First Aid (UCSC FD + ARC)  Advanced First Aid (ARC)  Automated External Defibrillator (UCSC FD + ARC)  CPR: Adult, Child, and Infant (UCSC FD + ARC)  CERT Skills Refreshers (UCSC FD)

6 Course Preview The course is divided into 4 days: Day 1:  CERT role at UCSC and disaster preparedness.  CERT organization.  Disaster Psychology Day 2:  Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 and 2. Day 3:  Light Search and Rescue.  Fire Safety. Day 4:  CERTs and Terrorism.  Final Disaster Scenario.


8 Unit Objectives  Describe the functions of CERT and UCSC.  Describe the types of hazards to which UCSC is vulnerable.  Identify “general” preparedness steps.

9 Preparing for a Disaster CERTs should prepare by:  Identifying potential hazards in their University work space and area(s) of service.  Reporting and reducing hazards, where possible.  Developing a personal disaster supply kit.  Examine and become familiar with any disaster supplies in your work area.  Familiarize yourself with your disaster response plan for your area(s) of service. 

10 Responding To a Disaster CERTs should respond by:  Locating and turning off utilities, if safe.  Extinguishing small fires.  Treating injuries.  Conducting light search and rescue.  Helping to relieve survivor stress.

11 Types of Disasters  Natural  Manmade  Technological

12 Key Elements of Disasters  They are relatively unexpected.  Emergency personnel may be overwhelmed.  Lives, health, and the environment are endangered.

13 Visual 1.12 BRAINSTORM ACTIVITY  Brainstorm all possible disasters that could occur at UCSC and how they would effect your area of responsibility.  5 min  Be prepared to share answers.

14 Effects on Infrastructure Damage to Transportation:  Inability to assess damage accurately  Ambulances prevented from reaching victims  Police prevented from reaching areas of civil unrest  Fire departments prevented from getting to fires  Interruption to the flow of needed supplies

15 Effects on Infrastructure Damage to structures:  Damaged hospitals unable to function normally  Increased risk of damage from falling debris

16 Effects on Infrastructure Disrupted communication:  Victims unable to call for help  Coordination of services hampered

17 Effects on Infrastructure Damage to utilities:  Loss of utilities  Increased risk of fire or electrical shock  Loss of contact between victims and service providers  Inadequate water supply  Increased risk to public health

18 Effects on Infrastructure Damage to fuel supplies:  Increased risk of fire or explosion from fuel line rupture  Risk of asphyxiation

19 Hazards From Office Fixtures  Gas line ruptures from displaced water heaters or ranges  Damage from falling books, dishes, and other cabinet contents and bookshelves  Electric shock from displaced appliances  Fire from faulty wiring, overloaded plugs, or frayed electric cords

20 Personal Safety Personal safety measures vary depending on:  The type of event.  The amount of warning available.  Location during the event (i.e., inside, outside, driving).

21 Workplace Preparedness  Structural and nonstructural hazard mitigation  Individual preparedness:  Assemble disaster supplies.  Develop a disaster plan.  Review work area disaster plan.

22 Structural Hazard Mitigation  Does your building meet seismic standards?  What are the building materials of your workspace - brick, concrete, wood?  Understanding the specific structural hazards of your workspace will assist you in the event of a disaster.  Reporting structural issues to your maintenance staff will aide in keeping your workspace safe.

23 Nonstructural Hazard Mitigation  Anchor heavy furniture.  Secure appliances and office equipment.  Secure cabinet doors.  Locate and label gas, electricity, and water shut- offs.  Secure water heaters  Clear storage above desk or on high shelf areas.

24 Visual 1.23 UCSC DISASTER PLAN  Please review the UCSC Emergency Management website and sign up for CRUZ ALERT: HTTP://

25 UCSC EOC  Level 1 : The emergency incident can be managed using normal response operations;  Level 2 : Multiunit response in which the EOC may be partially activated. The Incident Commander is usually the campus Police or Fire Chief. Selected ICS staffing notifications are made at the discretion of the Incident Commander.  Level 3 : The emergency cannot be managed using normal campus resources. Depending on the character of the emergency, the Disaster Director may designate the Vice Chancellor of Business and Administrative Services (or designee) as Incident Commander. The EOC is fully activated with automatic response of all ICS staff. A campus state of disaster may be declared during a Level 3 emergency.  The EOC, located at the Campus Police Station, will be continuously maintained in a state of readiness. The EOC serves as the centralized, well-supported location in which to gather, check-in, and hold staff and some equipment while awaiting work assignments. During the course of an emergency, designated personnel should report directly to the EOC. The recommendation to activate the EOC will be made to the Chancellor by the Chief of Police, Fire Chief or EH&S Director. Depending upon the type of incident, the Disaster Director (the Chancellor or designee) will designate the Incident Commander.

26 CERTs in a Disaster Setting  Work closely with building or area coordinator as support personnel  Assist first responders when requested  Initially assume many of the same functions as response personnel when necessary until help arrives:  Fire safety  Light search and rescue  Disaster medical operations

27 Unit Summary  CERTs are among a variety of agencies and personnel who cooperate to provide assistance in the aftermath of a disaster.  CERTs have proven themselves invaluable in the areas in which they were tested.  CERTs will become a great resource to the UCSC Community.


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