Presentation on theme: "Disaster Preparedness for Your Home & Your Workplace"— Presentation transcript:
1 Disaster Preparedness for Your Home & Your Workplace Presented by Central County Fire DepartmentServing the City of Burlingame and the Town of HillsboroughIntroductionsFacilitiesBackground of CCFDBUR/HBO shared EOC
2 12 Steps to Disaster Preparedness Family PlanSupply StorageFirst AidDuck, Cover & HoldCar & Office KitCash & DocumentsCamping OutWater & FoodFocus on ChildrenLearn not to burnEmergency LightingGifts 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 reopenedHyatt Hotel – Damage to its sheer walls, closed for 1 yearMany businesses experienced moderate to severe damage.Many homes experienced minor damage; contents and some chimneysEvacuation of hotel guests & sheltering issuesLimited to no mutual aid from surrounding cities.
4 Oakland Hills Firestorms 1992This 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 waterPlan for family members with special needs seniors, disabled, babies, toddlers and petsevacuationspecial foodsmedicationsglasseslife-sustaining equipmentwheelchairs, canes and walkersfolding wire kennelsReference Page 34 for utility shut off.Turn off gas only if you smell it or hear a leak.Reference Page 21 for evacuation plansNotify 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 wallStrap any tall heavy furniture to the wallsInstall latches on kitchen cupboardsReference Page 29, Securing your home.
7 Have a Family Plan Have a meeting place outside the home Have an out-of-state contactProgram 7 digit emergency numbers into cellular phonesLearn the school’s policiesHave a plan for latch-key kidsHave a reunification planReference Page 21-23Have 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 radioWrenchFood & WaterFirst Aid KitBedding/Camping gearCooking gearPersonal SuppliesClothingReference Pages 4-15Show example of self-generating radioPage 8 – Shelf life for common foods.
9 Step #2 Store Supplies Where do we store supplies Garage, next to the doorOutdoor shedEasily accessible locationHalf of the supplies should be kept in two different locationsReference Pages First Aid SuppliesStorage 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 KitGet familiar with the kit’s contentsLearn S.T.A.R.T. TriagePractice First Aid, CPR and TriageMake sure your family is familiar with the location of the First Aid KitStart Triage logrithmSimple Triage and Rapid TreatmentCPR Classes are available through CCFD
11 Step #4 Duck, Cover & HoldLearn the SAFE spots in your home and work placeLearn the DANGER spots in your home and work placeIf you’re in a. . .High riseoutdoorsDrivingcrowded storePractice 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 - portableMaps showing alternate routes homeJacket, comfortable shoes, & safety itemsWhat do you need at your workplace to survive?Tools of the trade; a work starter kit; checklistReference 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 orderPay phones may work when home phones do notDocumentsSocial 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 memberStore in fireproof box, freezer or out of state
14 Step #7 Camping Out Earthquake Style Outdoor CookingB-B-Q, grill, camp stove or steno heatFuelPlates, cups, utensils, paper towels, pots, matches, etc.Utensils, can openerOutdoor LivingLighting - lanterns or flashlightsBlankets or sleeping bags and tarpsClothing for all types of weather including rainWater, food, shovel, trash bags, personal hygiene itemsDo not use BBQ or camp stoves indoors.
15 Step 8 Freshen up Water & Food Change your water once a year when you change the timeDrinking (1 gal/day each)Medical useCleaning3-day to 2 weeks worthStore separately from kit in cool, dark and dry placeFoodNonperishable foods that your family likesAvoid foods that require a lot of waterRemember dietary needsInclude baby, toddler foodInclude pet food3-day to 2 weeks worthInclude a can openerEmergency Water Distribution PlanOne 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 stressDiscuss earthquakes and aftershocksAssemble children’s “Grab ‘n Go Bags”Discuss living without electricity and other utilities and living outsideMake sure your children’s school is preparedDiscuss being separatedAfter an earthquake, monitor family membersDon’t forget your PetsReference Page 25 for children & Pages for pets.
17 Step 10 Learn Not to BurnFires may result from breaking gas lines, downed power lines, damaged wiring in appliances, toppling shelves with combustible chemicalsHave smoke detectors in all roomsHave two fire extinguishersLearn how to operate themHave a fire evacuation planPractice fire drillsReference Page 36, Fire Safety
19 Step 12 Gifts of LifeFor the holidays this year, give the Gift of Life, a life saving gift.Fire ExtinguishersFlashlights and batteriesFirst Aid KitEarthquake Kit
20 San Mateo County Community Alert Network Notification system to provide information to citizens through , cell phone or pagerSubscribers are placed in geographic groups based on registration informationCitizens can subscribe to the service atReference 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)