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  • Quarterly IIPP Training Emergency Procedures UpdateKnow the Emergency Basics for Your Facility LocationAsk your Supervisor about your Facility’s emergency evacuation procedures. All facilitiesare different. A cookie cutter approach to this problem just does not cut it.How Will Staff And Clients Be Notified Of An Emergency And Evacuation? Youwould be surprised at how many people will not know this information when the timecomes. Practicing drills at least twice yearly can really help to hammer the idea homethat, during an emergency (especially in a Secured Facility!) the top priority is gettingindividuals out of your facility quickly and SAFELY. Your supervisor will talk you throughthis now.Where is Your Facility’s Place of Refuge? Each facility has a designated place ofrefuge. Find out where yours is. This is the agreed upon location where employeesassemble until it is safe to re enter the Facility. Your supervisor will explain the details.Where Are Fire Extinguishers Located In Your Work Area And How Are TheyOperated? It is quite possible you have never noticed these. When we see somethingevery day we start to not see it. Look around your Facility and find out where the fireextinguishers are kept. The fire department, on request, will conduct fire extinguishertraining.Emergency Exit Locations? Each facility is different. Find your emergency exits. Inmany facilities emergency exit signs and maps are posted clearly in corridors. During anemergency evacuation Never use Elevators (you may be trapped). If you have specialneeds during an emergency evacuation, work with your supervisor to makearrangements for necessary assistance.Do You Know Where The Emergency Supplies Are Stored? Jail Health Facilitieshave items for first aid. Other supplies may include flash lights, hard hats, vests,bullhorns. If your facility has these things…find out where they are kept and how theyare accessed.Emergency Basics: There is no way to cover everything that can go wrong during adisaster. The best practice in most cases is to evacuate…although in an earthquake thismay not be feasible. Below are a few scenarios to consider. If you think of moreinteresting ones incorporate them into this lesson.In Case Of Fire: What To Do? Call 911. Pull the fire alarm (if you have access). Stay clear of smoke and fumes. If there is smoke in the area, stay low to the ground. Before opening a door, touch it with the back of your hand. If the door is hot or smoke is visible, do not open it. Drop to the floor to avoid smoke and fumes. Crawl to safety. If your clothes catch fire: STOP, DROP & ROLL. Evacuate the building and assemble at your place of refuge. Re-enter the building when the Fire Department says it is OK.Created by Shawn Holle Page 1 of 3
  • Quarterly IIPP Training Emergency Procedures UpdateEarthquakeInside: Drop, Duck, Cover, and Hold under piece of sturdy furniture. Alternatively, get against an interior wall and protect your neck and head with your arms. Avoid windows, hanging objects, mirrors, bookcases, filing cabinets and overhead fixtures. Do not use elevators. Do not try to leave your Facility during the shaking. In urban environments it is often safer to remain inside a building after an earthquake unless there is a fire, gas leak or significant structural damage.Outside: Stay outside and move away from buildings, trees and power lines. If near abuilding avoid objects such as canopies, signs, and external stairs.Automobile: Stop your vehicle in the nearest open area. Do not stop under overheadhazards such as bridges, overpasses or power lines. Stay in your vehicle until theshaking stops.After The Shaking Stops: Be prepared for aftershocks. Check for injuries and provide first aid as needed based on your skill level. Do not move seriously injured people unless necessary. Check for dangerous conditions such as fires, downed power lines, and structural damage. Use phones for emergency needs only. Turn on a battery powered radio for emergency updates and information.San Francisco Outdoor Warning System: The system is tested at noon everyTuesday City Wide. During testing the system emits a 15 second burst. During a realemergency the 15 second alert tone will sound repeatedly for 5 minutes.When the system signals a disaster: Remain calm Stop what you are doing. Listen for possible voice announcements Turn on the radio or TV to KCBS (740 AM), KGO (810 AM), KNBR (680 AM) or KQED (88.5 FM) for important information provided by the City. Avoid using the telephone unless you have a life threatening emergency.Bomb Threat: Follow the procedure outlined in the “Bomb Threat Checklist” (Downloadat: http://dphnet/PrevCrime/WorkCrime/BombChklstWork.htm). This checklist should be locatednext to your phones. Notify your supervisor immediately to determine if evacuation isnecessary. Call 911.Created by Shawn Holle Page 2 of 3
  • Quarterly IIPP Training Emergency Procedures UpdateSuspicious Items Do not touch it! Report the location to your supervisor, Jail security, and the police. Clear staff and clients from the vicinity of the suspicious item.Resources: http://dphnet/EmerTerrorDisaster/EmerTerrorDisaster.htm http://dphnet/prevcrime/WorkCrime/BombWork.htm http://dphnet/EmerTerrorDisaster/StrangeLtrs.htm http://dphnet/emerresp/ChkList.htm www.72hours.orgCreated by Shawn Holle Page 3 of 3