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Class 1 - Earthquake Preparedness, and CERT Operations
Class 2 - Disaster Fire Suppression
Class 3 - Disaster Medical Operations, Session 1
Class 4 - Disaster Medical Operations, Session 2
Class 5 - Light Search & Rescue Operations
Class 6 - Team Organization & Management
Class 7 – Homeland Defense
Disasters can be . . .
5.0 - 6.0
6.0 - 7.0
7.0 - 8.0
>8.0Magnitude - The Richter Scale
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Tall & narrow buildings behave poorly
High-rise buildings with foundations going to bedrock do well
Areas of fill soils, ancient river or lake beds, or with poorly compacted soils do not do well in an EQLiquefaction
Identifying hazards associated with different construction designs and different building types
Rarely collapse due to wood frame construction
Masonry chimneys and glass present most serious internal home hazards
Greatest risks for injury are from non-structural hazards
Outdoor block/brick garden walls fail regularly
Be aware of:
Patio covers, shedsSingle Family Homes
Boil water vigorously for 5 min
+ 1 min. for each 1,000 ft. elevation above sea level
2% Tincture of Iodine
12 drops per gallon
Do not use scented bleach
Chlorine Bleach is the most practical way to purify water
4 drops per quart
16 drops per gallon
1 teaspoon per 5 gallons
If water is cloudy double all
You need to have extra medication on hand
Varies with where you live
Rotate every 6 months
Pack it so it stays together
Plastic Storage Boxes
Indoors vs. Outdoors
Cool Dark Place
Keep water off concreteSupply Storage
Size 2A - 40BC min.
Sit/Sleep away from windows.
Or use EQ film to keep windows from shattering.
Safety wire ceiling fixtures.
Secure all gas appliances.
Washer, water heater, stove.
Secure cabinet doors.
Secure pictures with glass.
Or replace with Plexiglas.
Make sure bedroom is best prepared room.
Escape ladderNon-structural Hazards
Keep Books on Shelves
Restraining bars, straps, etc.
Use Velcro, museum wax, fishing line, wire, etc. on all heavy or valuable items placed on shelvesSecure Shelves and the Items on Shelves
A gasoline or chemical spill could render you otherwise undamaged home uninhabitable
Don’t keep your car in the garage immediately after an earthquake
Put your emergency supplies in the car
Park outside pointing toward your exit route
You don’t know what may be comingGarages
Protect your head
Nothing to get under
Get away from overhead hazards
Get against an interior wall
Sit down & protect your head with your arms
Move outside only after the shaking has stopped
Watching for overhead hazardsWhat Do I Do When the EQ Strikes
Use stairwells, not elevators, if they are safe
Check your home or office
Fire, damage, gas leak
Family, friends, neighbors
Find a nearby safe location and stay there
Aftershocks will follow
Wait until it’s safe to travel
Try to reach your out-of-state contact
Listen to the radio/TV
Plan a safe route homeAfter the Earthquake
Front of your phone book
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
State Office of Emergency Services (OES)
A major source of information
LAFD Disaster Preparedness Unit
www.lafd.orgSources for More Information
Begin Collecting Safety Equipment
Establish An Out-of-State Contact
Locate and Test
Gas shutoff valve
Water shutoff valve
Locate and ID
Mark circuits if unmarkedHomework Assignment