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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS. Be Ready: Prepare Together. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. “BE READY” Click to View PSA. PREPARE TOGETHER. Self and Family Neighborhood Community. FAMILIES FIRST. Who Do You Consider FAMILY?. PREPARE OUR FAMILIES. Develop a communication plan

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Be Ready:

Prepare Together

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

“BE READY”

Click to View PSA

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PREPARE TOGETHER

  • Self and Family
  • Neighborhood
  • Community
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FAMILIES FIRST

Who Do You Consider FAMILY?

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PREPARE OUR FAMILIES

Develop a communication plan

Develop an evacuation plan

Determine what to put in an emergency supply kit

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FAMILY PLAN

  • Communication
  • School Plans
  • Meeting Places
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Getting Help
  • Family Roles and
  • Responsibilities
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COMMUNICATION PLANS

HOME

SCHOOL

WORK

ON ROAD

SHOPPING

OUT OF

TOWN

EVENT

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Your Family Contact Person

Primary Phone Number (Locally)

Alternative Phone Number (Out-Of-State)

DETERMINE…

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Know The School’s Plan

Keep Contact Information Current

Know Authorizations Required To Release A Child

Discuss With Your Kids and their Caregivers

SCHOOL PLANS

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Alternate Meeting Locations

Discuss When You Would Go There

What To Do If You Can’t Get There

MEETING PLACES

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MEETING PLACES

  • Outside Your Home
  • Front Yard
  • Neighbor’s Yard
  • Away From Your Home (In case of evacuation)
  • Places of Worship
  • Park
  • School

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PRACTICE AND MAINTAIN YOUR FAMILY PLAN

  • At Least Every Six (6) Months:
    • Quiz Kids
    • Conduct Home Drills (Evacuation and Fire)
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FAMILY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Learn How To Turn Off Utilities

Learn How To Use Fire Extinguishers

Develop Pet Evacuation Plans

Assemble An Emergency Supply Kit

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TURNING OFF UTILITIES

Appliance Gas Shutoff Valve

To turn off the gas at the gas appliance, rotate the valve a quarter turn.

Gas Service Shutoff Valve

To turn off gas valve, use a 12 to 15 inch adjustable pipe or crescent-type wrench, give the valve a quarter turn in either direction.

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TURNING OFF ELECTRICITY

Know Where Your Home's Main Electric Switch is Located

To quickly turn off the electric supply to your entire home in case of an emergency.

Know How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

After turning off or unplugging appliances on the circuit, push the switch firmly to the off position, then back on.

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USING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER

  • P - Pull Pin
  • A - Aim at Base of Fire
  • S - Squeeze Handle
  • S - Sweep Side to Side
  • Using short bursts, 1/2 second to 1 second each
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SIX BASIC ITEMS TO INCLUDE

  • Water
  • Food
  • First Aid Kit
  • Clothing & Bedding
  • Tools & Supplies
  • Specialized Items
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • Water - 1 Gallon/ Person Per Day
  • Food - Canned,Dehydrated, Powdered
  • Manual Can Opener
  • High-Energy Food Bars
  • Change of Clothes
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • Flashlights w/Extra Batteries
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Sturdy Walking Shoes
  • Work Gloves
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • Blankets/Sleeping Bags
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • First-Aid Kit w/ Manual
  • Portable Battery- Operated Radio w/ Extra Batteries
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Medications
  • Extra Eyeglasses
  • Whistle
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Tools :

    • Gas/Water Pipe Wrench,
    • Screwdriver, Crowbar,
    • Duct Tape, Plastic Sheets
    • Rope, Knife
  • Road Maps

EMERGENCY KIT

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EMERGENCY KIT

  • Cash - $10.00 & $20.00 Bills
  • (Or Even $1.00 & $5.00 Bills)
  • Important Documents
    • (Copies of Insurance, Birth Certificates, etc.)
  • Pictures of Family Members
  • Telephone Numbers
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • Special Supplies For:
    • Children
    • Elderly
    • Physically Challenged
    • Pets
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WHERE TO STORE

  • Backpack, Trash Bin, Plastic Bin, etc.
    • Place Somewhere Accessible Quickly
    • Away From Water Heater, Gas Meter, Dryer, etc.
    • Near Exits
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PREPARING YOUR CAR

  • Keep Gas Tank at Least Half Full
  • Spare Tire
  • Water / Snacks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Reflectors or Flashers
  • Medications
  • Flashlight
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PERSONAL WORK KIT

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Medications
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Flashlight
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SCHEDULE TO CALENDAR

  • Replace Stored Water and Food In Kits Every Six (6) Months
  • Test Fire Detectors and Recharge Your Fire Extinguisher
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IF YOU NEED TO EVACUATE…

What Do You Want To Take With You?

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IF YOU NEED TO

SHELTER-IN-PLACE…

A Method to Keep Contaminated Air Out of Your Home

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IF YOU NEED TO

SHELTER-IN-PLACE…

  • Close and Lock All Windows and Doors
  • Turn Off All Fans and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Get Your Emergency Supply Kit
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IF YOU NEED TO

SHELTER-IN-PLACE…

  • Close the Fireplace Damper
  • Move to an Interior Room That Has No Windows
  • Seal All Cracks Around Doors & Vents With Duct Tape
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GETTING HELP

911 and Other Emergency Phone Numbers Including LOCAL Police and Fire.

911 From a Cell Phone Contacts the Highway Patrol, Not LOCAL Police

Add LOCAL Police Number to Cell Phone

calling 9 1 1
CALLING 9-1-1
  • Call 9-1-1 for Emergencies ONLY!
    • Somebody is hurt and needs help
    • You see a fire or smell smoke
    • You see someone breaking the law, like stealing or hurting another person
  • If You Call 9-1-1 by Accident,

DON’T HANG UP!

know your neighbor
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR

“…Somebody went next door and got the person in the wheelchair out. You need to have that sense of community and neighborhood and people caring for each other.”

-Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Director of Public Health and Health Officer - LA Times 9/28/05

myth fact
MYTH/FACT

MYTH

  • Disasters Bring Out the

Worst in People

FACT

  • …the majority of people respond spontaneously and generously.

Dr. Eric Noji, M.D., M.P.H

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NEIGHBORHOOD TIPS

Introduce Yourself and Your Family to Your Neighbor

Get a Map of Your Neighborhood

Talk with Your Neighborhood’s Local Emergency Personnel

Develop a List of Neighbor’s Skills and Special Equipment that Could be Used in an Emergency

Prepare Back Up Plan for Neighborhood Children, Elderly, and Other Special Needs

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NEIGHBORS UNITE

  • Prepare a Plan and Work Together
  • Reduce Anxiety, Injuries and Property
  • Damage
  • Reduce Secondary Hazards, such as Fires
  • Greatly Improve Neighborhood Recovery
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PREPARING TOGETHER

Over 10 Million People

in Los Angeles County

what is public health doing
WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH DOING?

Regularly Updates www.labt.org with Information and Resources

Conducts Drills and Exercises

Develops Information Messages for the Public

Uses an Incident Command System

Continually Trains Public Health Employees and the Community on Emergency Response

watching for out of the ordinary
WATCHING FOR OUT OF THE ORDINARY
  • Air Testing
  • Over-the-Counter Medication Sales
  • Hospital Volume
  • Emergency Room Patient Complaints
  • Unusual Deaths
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BE A HEALTH EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER

  • Local Hospital/Shelter
  • Church/Synagogue/Temple
  • Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Local Red Cross
  • Emergency Drill Exercises
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

“FAMILY PLANNING”

Click to View PSA

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MORE INFORMATION

Los Angeles CountyDepartment of Health Services - Public HealthBioterrorism Preparedness and Response

(866) 999-LABT (5228)

www.labt.org