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1 Ready Responder Ready Responder Law Enforcement’s Guide Preparing Your Family for Emergencies

2 When Disaster Strikes… Who will take care of YOUR family?  Before you put your vest and badge on each day to save lives in your community…  Pledge to Prepare for emergencies at home by 3 simple steps: 1.Build a Kit 2.Make a Plan 3.Stay Informed Join the National Preparedness Community for more tips:

3 1. Build a Kit  Assemble basic supplies for you, your family & pets for 3 days. Consider the location & size of your kits.  Home  Office  Car More resources visit: d-a-kit d-a-kit “Be Prepared for Emergencies while Traveling.” 30 sec (closed captioning)- fgwGwwY fgwGwwY

4 Build a Kit: Supplies More resources visit: d-a-kit d-a-kit  Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation  Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food  Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both  Flashlight and extra batteries  First aid kit  Whistle to signal for help  Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic  Sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place  Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic tied for personal sanitation  Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities  Manual can opener for food  Local maps  Call phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger, extended life battery  Special considerations: medications, eyeglasses, diapers & formula, games & toys for the kids

5 Build a Kit: Pet Supplies  K-9 Officer’s and pet owners emergency supply kits  Food & water for 72 hours  Medicine/medical records  Collar with ID tag  Harness or leash  Crate or other pet carrier  Familiar items (toys, treats, & bedding)  Picture of you and your pet for identification purposes  Consider placing a microchip in pet More resources visit: g-animals g-animals

6 2. Make a Plan  Make time with your family to create a family emergency plan  Out-of-town contacts: designate a family member who lives outside your area to relay information to your family.  School & workplace plans: Understand how your work and children’s school emergency plans will fit into your family plan.  Meeting place: choose two places to meet- one in your neighborhood and one outside your neighborhood. More resources visit: “The Day Before” PSA 30 sec (closed captioning)-

7 2. Make a Plan: Special Considerations  Parents of school-aged children need:  Contact numbers, Facebook & Twitter accounts of your child’s school.  Have your children build their own emergency kit. Include parent’s full names, contact information, and any medical conditions requiring special care for your child.  Schools emergency plans.  Keep a current photo of your child.  Dual responder parents should consider additional planning needs if both parents are deployed to a disaster.  Individuals with access & functional needs and seniors  Develop an emergency plan that addresses each individual’s unique needs. More resources visit: ke-a-plan ke-a-plan iduals-access- functional-needs ors

8 3. Stay Informed  Understand what to do before, during, and after a disaster.  Be aware which natural disasters are more likely to effect your geographic area.  Know local emergency plans, warning systems, local media, radio systems, wireless emergency alerts and other emergency messaging resources.  Your family may not be together during an emergency. Plan how you will communicate with each other: text, social media, out-of-town contact. More resources visit: informed tech-ready

9 3. Stay Informed: Evacuation  Listen to local officials to know if you need to evacuate. Plan ahead. Many times evacuations may be immediate.  Things to remember when evacuating: 1.Plan where your family will meet (one local & regional) and how to get to the meeting place. 2.Emergency Supply Kit. 3.Plan driving routes; have maps & alternative routes. Make sure & check public transportation options. 4.Pets (check if shelters will allow pets). 5.Lock your door. More resources visit: uating-yourself-and- your-family caring-animals

10 Learn more about preparing for yourself and your family. Visit Contact your agency [insert agency name] for more information Pledge to Prepare “Al Roker- be ready for any weather” PSA 30 sec. (closed captioning) be/0ZMr1Xt P6BY be/0ZMr1Xt P6BY


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