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Residential Disaster Preparedness Author: Macomb Township Fire Department Last modified by: Dwayne Thompson Created Date: 10/19/2008 1:36:06 PM – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Residential Disaster Preparedness


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Residential Disaster Preparedness
Dwayne Thompson Michigan Fire Corps State Advocate
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What do you know about disasters and
disaster preparedness?
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How prepared are you and your family?
Think about it
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Recent and possible disasters
  • Water main break
  • Power outage
  • Gas main break
  • HazMat incident
  • Fire
  • Serious injury
  • Tornado
  • Snow/ice storm
  • Plane crash from Selfridge Air National Guard
    Base

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  • Pre-Event
  • Post Event

Event
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Are there accidents?
  • Accidents are very rare
  • Series of events
  • Removing or changing one link in the chain alters
    the outcome
  • The term Accidents creates an excuse

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If its predictable, its preventable.Gordon
Graham
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Why dont we do what we know is right?
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In an emergency, people look to government
officials for answers.
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Often, local governments look to fire, EMS and
police to supply these answers to the public.
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Emergency Preparedness is Risk Management
Take control of what you have control over!
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Who is responsible for the health and well-being
of everyone in your home?
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Escape/Evacuation Routes
  • Avoid confusion in times of emergency by having
    pre-designated meeting places
  • Outside of the home
  • In the area

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Family Communications
  • The family may not be together when a disaster
    strikes. During a disaster an emergency plan will
    ensure that each person can account for other
    family members.

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Family Communications, cont.
  • Each family member should carry an emergency
    contact card. Parents should ensure that each
    childs school has the same information.
  • Designate an out-of-town relative to call if a
    disaster strikes.
  • The relative can then
  • account for the status of all family members.

EMERGENCY
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Vital Records
  • Every family should have property, health and
    life insurance.
  • Make video showing the interior and exterior
    of the home and all valuable.
  • This video should be stored
  • in a safe deposit box or other
  • secure location away from the home.

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Vital Records, cont.
  • Keep your important
    papers
  • in a fire-proof safe.
  • Medication lists
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Vehicle
  • On your person

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Specific Needs
  • Use of hearing aids
  • Medications
  • Mobility impairments
  • Transportation limitations
  • Special dietary needs
  • Create a network of family and friends who are
    informed of your specific needs and who can help
    during a disaster.

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Caring for Animals
  • I.D. collar
  • Carrier or cage
  • Medication
  • At least 2-week supply of food, water and food
    bowls
  • Veterinary records for animal shelters
  • Red Cross shelter

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Safety Skills
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Emergency Kits/Supplies
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Resources
  • Your Local Office of Emergency Management
  • Ready.gov
  • FEMA
  • American Red Cross
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