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2 Disaster Preparedness for Your Home & Your Workplace s Presented by Central County Fire Department s Serving the City of Burlingame and the Town of Hillsborough

3 12 Steps to Disaster Preparedness Family Plan Supply Storage First Aid Duck, Cover & Hold Car & Office Kit Cash & Documents Camping Out Water & Food Focus on Children Learn not to burn Emergency Lighting Gifts of Life

4 Loma Prieta Earthquake 1989 Burlingame AMFAC Hotel

5 Oakland Hills Firestorms 1992

6 Step #1 Have a Family Plan s Learn how to shut off utilities gas, electricity and water s Plan for family members with special needs seniors, disabled, babies, toddlers and pets s evacuation s special foods s medications s glasses s life-sustaining equipment s wheelchairs, canes and walkers s folding wire kennels

7 Have a Family Plan Mitigate the Hazards s Strap your water heater to the studs in the wall s Strap any tall heavy furniture to the walls s Install latches on kitchen cupboards

8 s Have a meeting place outside the home s Have an out-of-state contact s Program 7 digit emergency numbers into cellular phones s Learn the schools policies s Have a plan for latch-key kids s Have a reunification plan Have a Family Plan

9 Step #2 Store Supplies HB Flashlights & batteries Study Shoes Portable radio Wrench Food & Water First Aid Kit Bedding/Camping gear Cooking gear Personal Supplies Clothing

10 Step #2 Store Supplies s Where do we store supplies s Garage, next to the door s Outdoor shed s Easily accessible location s Half of the supplies should be kept in two different locations

11 s Take First Aid Training s Take CPR Training s Purchase a First Aid Kit s Get familiar with the kits contents s Learn S.T.A.R.T. Triage s Practice First Aid, CPR and Triage s Make sure your family is familiar with the location of the First Aid Kit Step #3 First Aid

12 Step #4 Duck, Cover & Hold s Learn the SAFE spots in your home and work place s Learn the DANGER spots in your home and work place s If youre in a... s High rise s outdoors s Driving s crowded store s Practice home and work drills!

13 Step #5 Car & Work Place Kit s What do you need if you are away from home to survive? s Mini-earthquake kit - portable s Maps showing alternate routes home s Jacket, comfortable shoes, & safety items s What do you need at your workplace to survive? s Mini-earthquake kit - portable s Tools of the trade; a work starter kit; checklist

14 Step #6 Cash & Documents s You need cash and change s ATMs and grocery stores may be out of order s Pay phones may work when home phones do not s Documents s Social security cards; birth certificates; marriage and death records; drivers license; credit cards; insurance policies; recent income tax returns; mortgage or rental receipts; employment paycheck stubs; deeds; stocks & bonds; savings & checking account books, documentation of valuables; video or photos of valuables; wills, health history, recent photo of each family member s Store in fireproof box, freezer or out of state

15 Step #7 Camping Out Earthquake Style s Outdoor Cooking s B-B-Q, grill, camp stove or steno heat s Fuel s Plates, cups, utensils, paper towels, pots, matches, etc. s Utensils, can opener s Outdoor Living s Lighting - lanterns or flashlights s Blankets or sleeping bags and tarps s Clothing for all types of weather including rain s Water, food, shovel, trash bags, personal hygiene items

16 Step 8 Freshen up Water & Food s Water s Change your water once a year when you change the time s Drinking (1 gal/day each) s Medical use s Cleaning s 3-day to 2 weeks worth s Store separately from kit in cool, dark and dry place s Food s Nonperishable foods that your family likes s Avoid foods that require a lot of water s Remember dietary needs s Include baby, toddler food s Include pet food s 3-day to 2 weeks worth s Include a can opener

17 Step 9 Focus on Children (dont forget Pets) s Preparation reduces stress s Discuss earthquakes and aftershocks s Assemble childrens Grab n Go Bags s Discuss living without electricity and other utilities and living outside s Make sure your childrens school is prepared s Discuss being separated s After an earthquake, monitor family members s Dont forget your Pets

18 Step 10 Learn Not to Burn s Fires may result from breaking gas lines, downed power lines, damaged wiring in appliances, toppling shelves with combustible chemicals s Have smoke detectors in all rooms s Have two fire extinguishers s Learn how to operate them s Have a fire evacuation plan s Practice fire drills

19 Step 11 Emergency Lighting s Flashlights and batteries s Light sticks s Emergency wall lighting units

20 Step 12 Gifts of Life s For the holidays this year, give the Gift of Life, a life saving gift. s Fire Extinguishers s Flashlights and batteries s First Aid Kit s Earthquake Kit

21 San Mateo County Community Alert Network s Notification system to provide information to citizens through , cell phone or pager s Subscribers are placed in geographic groups based on registration information s Citizens can subscribe to the service at

22 Where do I go from here? s Sign up for SMC Alert s Take CERT training s Work with your neighbors to establish Emergency Response Districts (ERDs)


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