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1 Disaster Preparedness for Your Home & Your Workplace
Presented by Central County Fire Department Serving the City of Burlingame and the Town of Hillsborough Introductions Facilities Background of CCFD BUR/HBO shared EOC

2 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

3 Loma Prieta Earthquake 1989 Burlingame AMFAC Hotel
We were fortunate in the 1989 Earthquake, but we did experience damage: Amfac Hotel – major collapse, it never reopened Hyatt Hotel – Damage to its sheer walls, closed for 1 year Many businesses experienced moderate to severe damage. Many homes experienced minor damage; contents and some chimneys Evacuation of hotel guests & sheltering issues Limited to no mutual aid from surrounding cities.

4 Oakland Hills Firestorms
1992 This can happen again in the Bay Area, especially in our hillside areas we need to be proactive. We are implementing measures to improve the potential effects of a wildfire; through building codes, vegetation management, and working with homeowners. Development of SEMS, standardization of equipment for first responders.

5 Step #1 Have a Family Plan
Learn how to shut off utilities gas, electricity and water Plan for family members with special needs seniors, disabled, babies, toddlers and pets evacuation special foods medications glasses life-sustaining equipment wheelchairs, canes and walkers folding wire kennels Reference Page 34 for utility shut off. Turn off gas only if you smell it or hear a leak. Reference Page 21 for evacuation plans Notify us if you have a special needs situation and we will put the information in our CAD. *Have forms available.

6 Have a Family Plan Mitigate the Hazards
Strap your water heater to the studs in the wall Strap any tall heavy furniture to the walls Install latches on kitchen cupboards Reference Page 29, Securing your home.

7 Have a Family Plan Have a meeting place outside the home
Have an out-of-state contact Program 7 digit emergency numbers into cellular phones Learn the school’s policies Have a plan for latch-key kids Have a reunification plan Reference Page 21-23 Have one meeting place near your home, two or three outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home. The 7 digit numbers for Burlingame and Hillsborough are on the back cover of the Disaster Preparedness Manual.

8 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 Reference Pages 4-15 Show example of self-generating radio Page 8 – Shelf life for common foods.

9 Step #2 Store Supplies Where do we store supplies
Garage, next to the door Outdoor shed Easily accessible location Half of the supplies should be kept in two different locations Reference Pages First Aid Supplies Storage locations should be cool, dry and dark. Set up system of rotation of emergency supplies.

10 Step #3 First Aid Take First Aid Training Take CPR Training
Purchase a First Aid Kit Get familiar with the kit’s contents Learn S.T.A.R.T. Triage Practice First Aid, CPR and Triage Make sure your family is familiar with the location of the First Aid Kit Start Triage logrithm Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment CPR Classes are available through CCFD

11 Step #4 Duck, Cover & Hold Learn the SAFE spots in your home and work place Learn the DANGER spots in your home and work place If you’re in a. . . High rise outdoors Driving crowded store Practice home and work drills! Highrise – if not near a desk or table, move to an interior wall and protect your head with your arms. Stay indoors, glass windows can dislodge during the quake and sail hundreds of feet. Outdoors – Move away from buildings and overhead wires. Driving – Stop if it is safe but stay inside your car. Stay away from bridges, overpasses and tunnels. If possible avoid stopping under trees, power lines, light posts and signs. Crowded Store – Stay where you are, stay calm and encourage others to do the same.

12 Step #5 Car & Work Place Kit
What do you need if you are away from home to survive? Mini-earthquake kit - portable Maps showing alternate routes home Jacket, comfortable shoes, & safety items What do you need at your workplace to survive? Tools of the trade; a work starter kit; checklist Reference page 14 – Vehicle and Workplace Supply Kits

13 Step #6 Cash & Documents You need cash and change Documents
ATMs and grocery stores may be out of order Pay phones may work when home phones do not Documents 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 Store in fireproof box, freezer or out of state

14 Step #7 Camping Out Earthquake Style
Outdoor Cooking B-B-Q, grill, camp stove or steno heat Fuel Plates, cups, utensils, paper towels, pots, matches, etc. Utensils, can opener Outdoor Living Lighting - lanterns or flashlights Blankets or sleeping bags and tarps Clothing for all types of weather including rain Water, food, shovel, trash bags, personal hygiene items Do not use BBQ or camp stoves indoors.

15 Step 8 Freshen up Water & Food
Change your water once a year when you change the time Drinking (1 gal/day each) Medical use Cleaning 3-day to 2 weeks worth Store separately from kit in cool, dark and dry place Food Nonperishable foods that your family likes Avoid foods that require a lot of water Remember dietary needs Include baby, toddler food Include pet food 3-day to 2 weeks worth Include a can opener Emergency Water Distribution Plan One Case (35 pak) of water will provide drinking water for one person for 4+ days.

16 Step 9 Focus on Children (don’t forget Pets)
Preparation reduces stress Discuss earthquakes and aftershocks Assemble children’s “Grab ‘n Go Bags” Discuss living without electricity and other utilities and living outside Make sure your children’s school is prepared Discuss being separated After an earthquake, monitor family members Don’t forget your Pets Reference Page 25 for children & Pages for pets.

17 Step 10 Learn Not to Burn Fires may result from breaking gas lines, downed power lines, damaged wiring in appliances, toppling shelves with combustible chemicals Have smoke detectors in all rooms Have two fire extinguishers Learn how to operate them Have a fire evacuation plan Practice fire drills Reference Page 36, Fire Safety

18 Step 11 Emergency Lighting
Flashlights and batteries Light sticks Emergency wall lighting units Show examples

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

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

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

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