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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 . . .
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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
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
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
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