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Christian County. CERT Team. Field Operating. Guide. Fire, Police, EMS 911 Christian County E-911 417-581-1519 Nixa E-911417-725-2510 Mo. Highway Patrol417-895-6868 / *55 Cellular Poison Control800-366-8888 CHEMTREC 800-424-9300 Mo. Water Patrol573-751-3333

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Christian County

CERT Team

Field Operating

Guide


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Fire, Police, EMS 911

Christian County E-911 417-581-1519

Nixa E-911417-725-2510

Mo. Highway Patrol417-895-6868 / *55 Cellular

Poison Control800-366-8888

CHEMTREC 800-424-9300

Mo. Water Patrol573-751-3333

Springfield E-911*394 Cellular

Christian County

Emergency Management 417-581-2126

Christian County

Sheriff’s Department417-581-2332

Christian Co. Health Dept417-581-7285

Nixa Fire Department 417-725-4025

Nixa Police Department417-725-2510

Ozark Fire Department417-581-4436

Ozark Police Department417-581-6600

All other police/fire E-911 417-581-1519

American Red Cross800-272-1450 (emergency only)


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Fire Extinguishers 5

Utility Shut-offs 6

Identifying HAZMAT 7

HAZMATs in Transit 8

HAZMAT Procedure 9

Table of Contents

Equipment Checklist 1

Home Checklist 1

Water Purification 2

Triage Flow Chart 3

Triage Guide 4

Physical Search10

Box Cribbing 11

Cribbing Operation 12

CERT Decision Tree 13


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CERT Equipment Checklist

  • CERT Bag

  • Water-2 bottles per S&R team

  • Non-perishable food

  • Water purification tablets

  • Leather work gloves

  • Goggles

  • Dust masks

  • Flashlight

  • Batteries/extra bulbs

  • Secondary flashlight/light sticks

  • Note pads

  • Markers

  • Pens

  • Duct tape

  • Masking tape (2”)

  • Scissors

  • Crescent wrench

  • First aid kit

  • Orange spray paint

  • Triage tape

  • Utility knife

Before you leave your home...

  • Check family to ensure safety

  • Inspect house for damage

  • Inspect utilities and secure as needed

  • Call out-of-state contact at ________________

  • Get family disaster supplies

  • Listen to radio for special instructions


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Water can be purified by three methods- heat, filtration and

chemical treatment. All pathogens can be killed by boiling

water for 10 minutes. For filtration and chemical

treatment, use the following charts as guides.

Maximum Filter Pore Size

Pathogen

Giardia and ameoba cysts

5 microns

Cloudy Water

Enteric bacteria

0.2 to 0.5 microns

Clear Water

Chemical

(8ppm)

(4ppm)

Cryptosporidium

3 microns

Sodium Chlorine (household

bleach - 5.25% ,unscented)

shake/stir, let stand for

30 minutes before using

4 drops/qt.

2 drops/qt.

Parasitic eggs and larvae

20 to 30 microns

8 drops/gal

16 drops/gal

Water Purification


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START TRIAGE

3

Voice Triage - Remove Walking Wounded - Use Volunteers

START WHERE YOU STAND

IS PERSON BREATHING?

YES

NO

POSITION AIRWAY

RATE OF BREATHING

NO

YES

More than 30/Min

Less than 30/Min

IMMEDIATE

TRY AGAIN

IMMEDIATE

NO

PERFORM BLANCH TEST

DEAD

REFILL GREATER THAN 2 SECONDS

REFILL LESS THAN 2 SECONDS

CONTROL BLEEDING

IMMEDIATE

CHECK MENTAL STATUS

FAILS TO FOLLOW SIMPLE COMMANDS

FOLLOWS SIMPLE COMMANDS

DELAY

IMMEDIATE


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Triage in a Disaster Environment

Triage, like other disaster response efforts, begins with size-up. The general procedure for triage in a disaster environment is as follows:

  • Stop, Look, Listen, and Think. Before you start, stop and size up the situation by looking around you and listening. Above all, THINK about how you will approach the task at hand. Continue to size up the situation as you work.

  • Conduct Voice Triage. Begin with voice triage, calling out something like, “Emergency Response Team. If you can walk, come to the sound of my voice.” Instruct those survivors who are ambulatory to remain at a designated location, and continue with the triage operation.

  • Follow a Systematic Route. Start with victims closest to you and work outward in a systematic fashion.

  • Conduct Triage Evaluation. Evaluate victims and tag them I (immediate), D (delayed), or DEAD. Remember to evaluate the walking wounded. Everyone must get a tag.

  • Treat “I” Victims Immediately. Initiate airway management, bleeding control, and/or treatment for shock for Category I (immediate) victims.

  • Document Results. Document triage results for:

    • Effective deployment of resources.

    • Information on locations of victims

    • A quick record of the number of casualties by degree of severity.

  • This will be very useful information for responders and transportation units.

  • Always wear protective gear when performing triage, so that you do not endanger your own health.


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Operating a Fire Extinguisher

Always operate extinguisher in upright position. As shown in figure, the acronym to remember when operating a portable extinguisher is PASS: Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep. Aim at base of fire


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Utility Shut-Offs

Gas Meter and

Shut-Off Valve

Water Shut-Off

Gas Meter and

Shut-Off Valve

OFF

ON

Label for quick identification

Have wrench stored in a specific location where it will be immediately available

ON

OFF

Electrical Shut-Off

Step 2

Step 1

Pull-out

Cartridge

Fuses

Circuit

Breaker


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Identifying HAZMAT

In Fixed Facilities

FLAMMABLE

REACTIVE

HEALTH

4

4

- Extremely flammable

4-

- May detonate- Vacate area

Too dangerous to enter

3

if materials are exposed to

- Ignites at normal temperatures

vapor or liquid

fire

2

- Ignites when moderately heated

3

3

- Strong shock or heat may

- Extremely dangerous-

1

- Must be preheated to burn

detonate- Use monitors from

use full protective clothing

0

- Will not burn

behind explosion-resistant

barriers

2

- Hazardous- Use breathing

2

4

- Violent chemical change

apparatus

possible- Use hose streams

3

3

from distance

1

- Slightly hazardous

1

- Unstable if heated- Use

w

normal precautions

0

- Like ordinary material

0

- Normally stable

Avoid use of water


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NON-FLAMMABLE

GAS

FLAMMABLE

GAS

2

NON-FLAMMABLE

GAS

DANGEROUS

2

FLAMMABLE

LIQUID

ORGANIC

UNKNOWN

Radioactive

7

Identifying HAZMATs in Transit


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Included with the DOT placards are United Nations identification

numbers specific to each transported substance. The numbers are

displayed inside the placard or in an orange rectangle immediately

below the placard.

DOT placards should be a stop sign for CERT

members. If they are present, there is danger. STOP!

FLAMMABLE

1219

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3

Identifying HAZMATs in Transit

UN ID #

1219

Hazard class

HAZMAT Procedure


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When you enter

When you exit

Second slash

Structure or room

(Identify victims & hazards)

Single slash

Structure or room

Physical Search-Interior

Search Assessment

Date & Time that

task force left

15JUL92

1400HR

Task force identifier

Personal

hazards

OR-1

RATS

3 DEAD

Second slash

made as exiting

First slash made

when entering

Number of live and dead victims


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Box Cribbing


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Arrangement for Leverage/Cribbing Operation

Medical Care or Victim

Removal Person

Crib Person

Lever Person

Wall

Collapse

Group Leader

Crib Person


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CERT Decision Tree


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