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    County of Los Angeles Emergency Survival Program esp aware plan-la-co_0510 County of Los Angeles Emergency Survival Program esp aware plan-la-co_0510 Document Transcript

    • Neighborhood PreparednessAlertWell-preparedAndReady forEmergenciesESP “AWARE” PlanFor All Communities! w w w. e s p fo c u s . o rg Rev: 0510
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanTable of ContentsI. Introduction .....................................2 VII. Step 5: The Next Steps .....................9 Neighborhood/community responseII. Starting Your Program......................4 team training sources .......................9 Sources for this publication ..................9III. Step 1: Set a Meeting Date...............4 VIII. Quick Reference ..............................10IV. Step 2: Contact Your Neighbors ........5 IX. ESP Emergency Supply Checklist ....11V. Step 3: Plan & Conduct a Meeting....6 Identifying the earthquake or disaster X. Attachments threats in your neighborhood...........6 Neighborhood meeting flyer...............12 Explaining the importance of preparing Organizational meeting agenda ..........13 as a neighborhood............................6 Skills and equipment survey ...............14 Developing an inventory of supplies, Press release ........................................15 equipment and tools in the ESP Coordinating Council.................16 neighborhood...................................6 Assessing the skills of neighbors............7 Other considerations ............................7 This plan is intended to be used in conjunction with the ESP Focus SheetsVI. Step 4: Meeting Follow-up ................8 and Bulletins available from your local Leadership and organization.................8 member of the ESP Coordinating Council Resources and assignments ...................8 or from www.cert-la.com/esp.htm. Needs assessment..................................8This project was supported by FY07 UASI funding awarded by the California Emergency Management Agency, through FEMA/DHS. Table of Contents 1
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanIntroductionMANY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS BELIEVE that the so-called “Big One”—a major earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault—is the one they need to fearmost. When such an earthquake does occur, many people will be without water orpower for weeks to months. Earthquakes of this size happen once every 150 yearsor so, and can happen any time.But recent earthquakes have shown that magnitude 6 events in densely populatedareas can be the “big one” to those living in the impacted areas. The 1994Northridge earthquake, for example, was not considered a major earthquake. Still,it had disastrous effects. The magnitude 6.7 temblor caused 57 deaths, more than10,000 injuries and an estimated $40-42 billion in property losses. Californiaexperiences earthquakes as large as the 1994 Northridge or 1989 Loma Prietaquakes (or larger) twice each decade, on average.Some southern Californians might be thinking, “It won’t happen to me!” And,perhaps some of those affected by the Northridge earthquake thought the same thingbefore 4:31 a.m. on January 17, 1994. But it can happen! Seismologists estimate thatmore than 200 faults in southern California are capable of producing earthquakes ofmagnitude 6 or more. You can be affected even if you don’t live or work near the faultthat ruptures. Residents and business owners in Santa Monica, Fillmore and otherareas outside the San Fernando Valley also experienced strong ground shaking andconsiderable damage as a result of the earthquake.Whether the next earthquake in southern California occurs on the San Andreas or afault capable of producing only a magnitude 6 event, communications, transportationand utility systems in your area might be impacted. Police, fire and other agencies thatnormally provide emergency services in an efficient manner might be overwhelmedand unable to assist your neighborhood for at least 72 hours. Neighborhoods cangreatly reduce the impacts of moderate and major earthquakes and other disasters bypreparing and responding as a group.2 Introduction
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanThis publication, the “ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE Plan,” is designed tohelp you and your neighbors develop a neighborhood that is Alert, Well-prepared AndReady for Emergencies. The plan, developed by the Emergency Survival Program(ESP), is a step-by-step guide to help you start, organize and implement an emergencypreparedness and response program in your neighborhood. The plan can be used inconjunction with existing community programs such as Neighborhood Watch or tostart a program from scratch. Introduction 3
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanStarting Your ProgramIt’s easy to start a program such as the “ESP organize your neighborhood if the effort isNeighborhood Preparedness AWARE going to be successful.Plan,” but someone has to take charge andStep 1. Set a Meeting DateSomeone in the neighborhood who is should not let scheduling conflicts boginterested in preparedness can get the ball down the effort. The organizer should set arolling by setting a date and time for a date and time and encourage as manyneighborhood meeting. The objective of members of the community as possible tothe meeting is to discuss the threat of attend.earthquakes and other disasters in the areaand how the neighborhood can become After the date and time of the meetingbetter prepared by working together. The have been set, a flyer can be developed andmeeting should be conducted when most distributed to promote the meeting. (Aresidents can attend, but the organizer sample flyer is included on page 12.) January SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT Holiday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Holiday 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 314 Starting Your Program - Step 1. Set a Meeting Date
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanStep 2. Contact Your NeighborsThe meeting can be promoted through The organizers may encounter somepersonal visits to neighbors by the reluctance or other problems in starting aorganizers, flyer distribution or a neighborhood preparedness and responsecombination of the two. Personal contact is program. Following are some possible waysthe preferable choice since it provides the to reduce such problems:organizers with a chance to explain thedisaster threats the community faces and Ⅲ If the neighbor doesn’t plan to attend,the importance of increased neighborhood try to reduce their anxiety andpreparedness. It also provides the organizers encourage them to attend;a chance to win over reluctant neighbors.The organizers can use the following script Ⅲ If the neighbor indicates he/she plans onor develop another: attending, ask for their phone number so the organizers or a designee can call them“Hello, my name is _________________. if the meeting is postponed or canceled;I live at __________________________.I recently read/heard that we probably will Ⅲ If no one is home, leave the flyer, noteexperience a major earthquake or another the address and try to contact thedisaster during the next 30 years, and we neighbor later.may be on our own for at least 72 hours.Are you prepared? Some neighbors and Iare somewhat prepared, but think we canbe better prepared if we organize as aneighborhood. Do you know who in theneighborhood can help?We’re holding a meeting on _________ at date__________________________ to begin locationpreparing as a neighborhood. The meetingstarts at _____________Are you interested time .in attending? We’d appreciate it if youwould. My telephone number is__________________. Call me if youhave any questions or need moreinformation. Thank you very much.” Step 2. Contact Your Neighbors 5
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanStep 3. Plan & Conduct a MeetingAfter the organizers have spoken to Explaining the importance of preparingresidents of the neighborhood or provided as a neighborhoodthem with a flyer, plans for the meetingshould be finalized. The plan should have Because California’s emergency responseidentifiable goals that can be accomplished system has proven successful during manyat the meeting. To ensure the likelihood of recent disasters, many people may not takehaving a successful meeting, the organizer the threat seriously. “My fire and policeshould develop an agenda that directs the departments will be here,” they might think,neighborhood toward those goals. (A without realizing that a major—or evensample agenda follows on page 13.) moderate—earthquake or other disaster could damage or overwhelm transportation,Some of the goals of the first meeting may utility and emergency response systems forinclude: several days.Ⅲ Identifying the earthquake or disaster A representative from the local Office of threats in your neighborhood; Emergency Services, fire department, lawⅢ Explaining the importance of preparing enforcement agency or American Red Cross as a neighborhood; chapter can reinforce the importance of personal and neighborhood preparedness toⅢ Developing an inventory of supplies, residents of the community. The local expert equipment and tools in the also can provide residents with information neighborhood; and about the skills, supplies, tools andⅢ Assessing the skills of neighborhood equipment that the neighborhood will need. members. Developing an inventory of supplies,Identifying the earthquake or disaster equipment and tools in the neighborhoodthreats in your neighborhood Because residents of the neighborhoodThe organizers can include on the agenda a might be on their own for at least 72 hoursrepresentative from the local Office of after an earthquake or another disaster, theEmergency Services, fire department, law organizer should include on the agenda aenforcement agency or local chapter of the survey to determine the skills, supplies,American Red Cross to talk about the equipment and tools that neighbors have.earthquake and disaster threats in the area. Supplies, tools and equipment mightThis information will help win the support include a camper or mobile home to serveof neighbors by increasing their awareness as the coordination center command postand personalizing the threat to the for the neighborhood’s response effort;neighborhood. hammers, nails and plywood to cover6 Step 3. Plan & Conduct a Meeting
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE Planbroken windows; first aid kits and medical Other considerationssupplies for use in post-disaster first aid;crowbars, axes and other tools to assist in The organizers can consider the following tolight search and rescue efforts; amateur or help increase the success of the first meeting:citizens band radios to assist in Ⅲ Event promotion is a key tocommunications; and plastic bags to store participation. In addition to personaltrash or use as tarps. contacts and the distribution of flyers, consider placing an article in your community newspaper, homeowners’Assessing the skills of neighbors association bulletin or other publications. (A sample press release isIt’s important to know which neighbors included on page 15.)have skills that will be useful after Ⅲ A social period before the meeting allowsearthquakes or other emergencies. Everyone neighbors to relax, acquaint themselvescan help and is needed! Neighbors with with others and talk to experts.management or leadership experience canserve as block captains or team leaders on Ⅲ Brief self-introductions provide eachyour team; those with training in first aid neighbor with an opportunity toand CPR can provide emergency medical acknowledge their interest in andassistance to those who are injured until support of the program and its goals.they can be taken to a medical facility or Ⅲ Handouts on preparedness and theuntil professional medical personnel arrive; earthquake and disaster risks in your arearesidents with architectural and engineering help reinforce the messages from yourbackgrounds or experience can assess the meeting: the risk your community facessafety of buildings in the neighborhood for and the importance of being prepared.occupancy; neighbors with citizens band Information on the local earthquake risk isradios and amateur radio (ham) licenses can available through libraries and universities,serve as communications coordinators; and the United States Geological Surveyothers can take on other assignments. (The (USGS) and the California Department ofSkills and Equipment Survey checklist on Conservation. Preparedness informationpage 14 can provide guidance in assessing is available through the Californiathe skills of neighbors.) Emergency Management Agency (Cal- EMA), local Offices of Emergency Services and local chapters of the American Red Cross. (Phone numbers for these agencies are available in your telephone directory.) Step 3. Plan & Conduct a Meeting 7
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanStep 4. Meeting Follow-upAfter the meeting, the organizers should can’t be reached.review the questionnaires completed by It’s important that only a limited number ofeveryone who attends the meeting. The people report directly to the block captain,organizers can use the questionnaires to team leaders and branch coordinators. Noform a planning committee and select a one should directly oversee more than 5-7block captain, team leaders and branch persons. The planning committee and blockcoordinators. The questionnaire also can captain should establish and maintain abe used to determine the types and chain of command that all residents respect.quantities of supplies, tools and equipmentthat might be used in an emergency. Resources and assignments A review of the questionnaires completedLeadership and organization by residents will help the planningLeadership is the key to implementing a committee and block captain know whatsuccessful neighborhood preparedness and resources and skills are available. Forresponse program. From the meeting and example, someone with carpentry skills andthe information provided in the surveys, tools can reduce hazards before thevolunteers should be sought to serve on a emergency and help make minor repairsplanning committee. The planning afterward. Someone with a two-way radiocommittee will ensure that responsibility system can report injuries and damage infor projects is spread among the group and the neighborhood to local officials.that goals and objectives are met. Needs assessmentThe planning committee should designate a The planning committee’s review of theblock captain, who will work with team questionnaires also will help identify theleaders and branch coordinators to supplies, tools and equipment that areimplement the plan before and after a available for use by the neighborhooddisaster. The block captain has overall response team and those that are still needed.responsibility for the neighborhood To obtain additional resources, the planningresponse team. Team leaders oversee the committee might consider the feasibility of:activities of branches assigned to theirsections. Branch coordinators oversee the Ⅲ Donations from local businesses orefforts of residents assigned to branches with residents;specific responsibilities, including first aid Ⅲ Raising money through fundraisers; andand CPR, light search and rescue, damage Ⅲ Pooling money together to purchaseassessment and other jobs. Because an such items.effective response requires decisiveness, theplanning committee should delegate to the The planning committee also should assessblock captain the authority to make how well each neighbor is prepared and helpdecisions and set priorities when a consensus them develop a strategy to reduce hazards.8 Step 4. Meeting Follow-up
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanStep 5. The Next StepsDepending on how well the neighborhood Sunnyvale Neighborhoods Activelyresponse team has done and how Prepare (SNAP)comfortable neighborhood leaders are with (Residential Emergency Preparedness)the preparedness level in the Department of Public Safetyneighborhood, the planning committee, 700 All American Wayblock captain and other leaders might want Sunnyvale, CA 94088to take the next steps. They include hazard Community Emergency Responsereduction, ongoing training and drills. Team (CERT)Detailed information on these and other City of Rancho Cucamongaaspects of neighborhood preparedness are 10500 Civic Center Driveavailable through the California Emergency Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730Management Agency (CalEMA) atwww.calema.ca.gov, the ESP Focus sheets Community Emergency Responseand other programs sponsored by local Team (CERT)Offices of Emergency Services. Long Beach Fire Department 925 Harbor Plaza, Suite 100 Long Beach, CA 90802Neighborhood/community response Community Emergency Responseteam training sources Team (CERT) Riverside County Fire DepartmentAdditional information about neighborhood 4080 Lemon Streetor community response team training in Riverside, CA 92501California is available through: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Sources for this publication included: Disaster Preparedness Section Organizing Neighborhoods Los Angeles Fire Department for Earthquake Preparedness 5021 N. Sepulveda Boulevard Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 California Emergency Management Agency Citizens of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (CORE) Putting Down Roots 475 14th Street, 9th Floor in Earthquake Country Oakland CA 94612 Southern California Earthquake Center Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training San Francisco Fire Department 260 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Step 5. The Next Steps 9
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanQuick ReferenceFamilies should complete and use the formprovided below as a quick pocket referenceabout vital information and documents Name: Social Security #: Auto Policy #: Company: Phone: Home Policy #: Company: Phone: Health Policy #: Phone: Family Members Name Social Security #Use this quick reference form for your family’spersonal record. This information will be criticalin your personal family recovery.10 Quick Reference
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanESP Emergency Supply ChecklistLess than $5 $10-20 Ⅺ Bottled water: For drinking (one gallon Ⅺ Duffel bag or backpack: To store items per person per day for a three-day to a that comprise an emergency kit. three-week supply). Ⅺ Multipurpose ABC-type fire Ⅺ Local maps: To help guide the user if an extinguisher: To help combat small alternate route is needed. residential fires that might result from Ⅺ Manual can opener: To open canned downed power lines, damaged wiring in goods in an emergency food supply. appliances, or other causes since Ⅺ Nonperishable food: Dried fruit, unsalted firefighters may not be available for at nuts and other high-energy foods to least 72 hours. provide nourishment and energy. Ⅺ Hand tools: Adjustable wrench, crowbar, Ⅺ Safety lightsticks: To provide light, pliers, screwdrivers, hammer, shovel, etc., especially good for use by children. to help turn off utilities, remove debris, Ⅺ Whistle: To signal, attract or call for help etc. in an emergency. Over $20$5-10 Ⅺ Camp stove or barbecue: To facilitate Ⅺ Books, games, toys: To provide comfort outdoor cooking should gas leaks or to children after an earthquake or another other factors make cooking indoors disaster. impractical. Ⅺ Comfort and personal hygiene kit: Ⅺ Commercially made emergency kit: For Surgical gloves, mouthwash, toothbrush home, office or car. and toothpaste, wet wipes, bar soap, Ⅺ Emergency cash: Include enough cash to shampoo, toilet paper, feminine and begin repairs, etc. Small bills — ones, infant supplies, etc. fives and tens—are best. Also include Ⅺ Flashlight, spare bulb, and batteries: To change to make calls. provide light if power is out or the user Ⅺ First aid kit and book: To treat cuts, needs to walk home at night. burns, abrasions. Ⅺ Heavy leather work gloves: To protect Ⅺ Lantern: To provide emergency lighting. hands from sharp objects and debris. Ⅺ Portable generators: To provide Ⅺ Pocket knife: To cut rope or other materials. emergency power. Ⅺ Portable battery-operated radio: To Ⅺ Sleeping bag: To provide warmth and provide access to information and comfort if outside sleeping is required instructions if power is out. due to a damaged home. Ⅺ Sturdy shoes: To protect feet from broken glass and other sharp objects. Ⅺ Tent: To provide protection from rain, wind, and other environmental elements. ESP Emergency Supply Checklist 11
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanLet’s make our neighborhood… A lert Well-prepared A nd R eady for E mergencies Learn how we can prepare together. Attend our organizing meeting: (Date) (Time) (Location) (Address)For more information, contact:Name:Address:Phone: 12 Neighborhood Meeting Flyer
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanNeighborhood Emergency Preparedness CommitteeOrganizational MeetingAgenda 1. Social Period 7:00 - 7:10 p.m. 2. Welcome and Introduction 7:10 - 7:20 p.m. 3. Presentation on the risk of an earthquake or another disaster 7:20 - 7:30 p.m. 4. Presentation on importance of neighborhood preparedness 7:30 - 7:45 p.m. 5. Survey of skills, supplies, tools and equipment 7:45 - 8:00 p.m. Organizational Meeting Agenda 13
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanNeighborhood Emergency Preparedness CommitteeSkills and Equipment SurveyPlease provide the following information so that we can assess the skills, tools, equipmentand supplies that might be available after an earthquake or another disaster.Name:Address:Home Phone: Work Phone:Family Member Names: 1. 5. 2. 6. 3. 7. 4. 8.Identify special needs your family may have:Please check the appropriate box if you have the following items: □ Ham radio □ Fire extinguisher □ First aid kit □ Generator □ Winch □ Chain saw □ Ladder □ Strong Rope □ Bolt cutters □ Crow bar □ Axe □ Shovel □ Heavy jack □ Power drill □ Walkie-talkie □ Gas grill □ Other:Please indicate if you or other family members have training or skills in the following: □ First Aid/CPR □ Mental Health, Counseling □ Architecture, engineering □ Plumbing □ Electrical Wiring □ Childcare □ Carpentry □ Management/leadership □ Cooking □ Fire Suppression □ Radio/communication operations □ Light Search and Rescue □ Other:14 Skills and Equipment Survey
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanNeighborhood Emergency Preparedness CommitteePress Release Contact: Address: Phone Number:For Immediate Release Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Committee to Host Community Organizing MeetingThe ___________________________ will host a meeting on _________ to organize aneighborhood emergency preparedness and response program. The one-hour meeting willbe held from ____________ to ____________ at _____________________________ _.“Emergency services agencies may be overwhelmed after a large earthquake oranother disaster,” said _______________, meeting organizer and chair of theorganizational committee. “Residents of ______________ may be on their own forat least 72 hours. This meeting is the first step toward self-sufficiency.”The meeting will include _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.Additional information about the meeting is available by calling __________________ at_______________. ### Press Release 15
    • ESP Neighborhood Preparedness AWARE PlanESP Coordinating CouncilContact your ESP Coordinating Council member for additional information regarding theEmergency Survival Program (ESP).Cal-EMA Riverside County City of Azusa California Emergency Riverside County Fire Azusa Police Department Management Agency Department Office of (626) 812-3265 (916) 845-8510 Emergency Services (951) 955-4700 City of Los AngelesImperial County EMD County Office of San Bernardino County Emergency Management Emergency Services City of Rancho Cucamonga Department (760) 355-1486 or Disaster Preparedness Division (213) 978-2222 (760) 355-1191 (909) 477-2700 Ext. 3006 Community Emergency Response Team - Los AngelesInyo County San Diego County Los Angeles Fire Department County Office of County Office of Disaster Preparedness Section Emergency Services Emergency Services (818) 756-9674 (760) 878-0238 or (858) 565-3490 (760) 876-5606 City of Rancho Cucamonga San Luis Obispo County Emergency ManagementKern County County Office of Program County Office of Emergency Services (909) 477-2770, x3009 Emergency Services (805) 781-5011 (661) 391-7099 City of Riverside Santa Barbara County City of Riverside PoliceLos Angeles County County Office of Department Emergency County Office of Emergency Services Management Bureau Emergency Management (805) 681-5526 (909) 826-5550 (323) 980-2093 City of Riverside Fire Department Santa Cruz County Office of EmergencyMono County Office of Emergency Services Management County Sheriffs Department (831) 458-7180 (951) 320-8100 (760) 932-5234 Ventura County Southern CaliforniaOrange County County Sheriff ’s Department Earthquake Center OCEMO (Orange County Office of Emergency Services Education and Outreach Emergency Management (805) 654-5152 (213) 740-0323 Organization) (714) 628-7054 City of Anaheim Southern California Edison Emergency Management Anaheim Fire Department Emergency Planning and Bureau/Orange County Sheriff ’s (714) 765-6950 Preparedness Deaprtment (626) 302-7702 (714) 628-7054 Orange County Fire Authority Community Relations and Education (714) 532-726616 ESP Coordinating Council