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    • Why Preparedness?
      Preparedness Definition:
      the state of being ready or willing to do something.
      Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
    • Any negative event can happen at any time, including:
      Automobile Accident
      Hazardous spill
      Severe weather
      Seismic event
      Plane crash
      Train derailment
      And many others
    • Reasons to be Prepared
      So you can be ready for an unexpected event or catastrophe in order to reduce loss of life and property.
      So you and your family can survive an emergency.
      So you can help others during an emergency.
      So you can be self-reliant and not cause an unnecessary drain on available disaster resources.
      To increase your confidence that you can take care of yourself and others during an emergency.
    • Personal & Family PreparednessThe first 72 hours
      What can you do to be prepared?
      Plan – Procure – Practice
    • Personal & Family PreparednessThe first 72 hours
      Step 1 – Plan
      Look at the area you live
      What are the hazards – natural and/or man-made – in your neighbourhood?
      Assess the potential risks
      What are the risks to you and your family?
      Do the risks pose a threat to you and your family?
      Create a plan based on those risks
      Prepare a plan based on a minimum of 72 hours before local emergency workers can arrive
      If at home, determine an emergency route and a place to meet
      If not at home, determine a safe house(s) and a contact plan for each location
      Prepare a contact list of out-of-area family/friends
    • Personal & Family PreparednessThe first 72 hours
      Step 2 – Procure (Get a Kit)
      Basic emergency kits
      Buy or assemble an emergency kit for the home
      For example:
      Canned food
      Two (2) litres of water per person for three days
      Manual can opener
      Out-of Area contact information
      Buy or assemble an emergency kit for the family vehicle(s)
      For example:
      Food (energy bars)
      Road maps
      Out-of-Area contact information
      For more information visit at:
    • Personal & Family PreparednessThe first 72 hours
      Step 3 – Practice
      Check the emergency kits
      Every six (6) months check the contents of the emergency kits
      Replace any item deemed to be faulty (e.g., batteries)
      Revisit the plan
      Review the family emergency plan
      Review, confirm and update all out-of-area contact information
      Rehearse the plan
      Test the plan on an annual basis
      Discuss the results of the test
      Make changes as necessary
    • Work Place Preparedness
      Are you prepared for disasters and emergencies at work?
    • Awareness
      Are you aware of the hazards that are present on your worksite?
    • Awareness
      Its important to make yourself aware of the hazards, emergency plans, and other procedures in place on your site.
      Emergencies often create unsafe conditions. These conditions can be magnified by hazards that are present on your site.
    • Awareness
      Some hazards include:
      Elevated work places
      Limited entry/exit points
      Pressurized containers
    • Awareness
      Most work site have Emergency Plans in place that include building evacuations, fire plans, earthquake plans and power outages.
    • Awareness
      Make yourself aware of the location of fire fighting equipment and the procedures your company has in place for fighting fire.
    • Personal Protective Equipment
      Some work site require personal protective equipment
      Do you know what personal protective equipment is required on your job site?
    • Personal Protective Equipment
      High Visibility Vests
      Hard Hats
      Safety Toe Footwear
      Safety Glasses
      Escape Respirator
      Safety Goggles
    • Alarms
      Some job sites have multiple alarms including:
      Fire Alarms
      Gas Alarms
      Area Evacuations
      Site Evacuations
      Confined Space Evacuation Alarms
    • Alarms
      If you are unsure of what the alarms are on your work site be sure to ask your site contact person.
      Do you know what to do in the event of an alarm?
    • Muster Points
      Certain alarms require employees to evacuate buildings and proceed to muster points.
      Do you know where your muster points are?
    • Escape Routes
      In an emergency it is important to know all of the escape routes.
    • Escape Routes
      Some large work sites may have designated escape routes because of hazards that are present on their site.
    • Escape Routes
      Make yourself aware of the building exits and escape routes if you are unsure ask your supervisor or site contact person to point them out for you.
    • Emergency Contacts
      Make yourself aware of emergency contact numbers.
    • Emergency Contacts
      Some worksites have on site fire departments, first aid, and emergency responders that handle all emergencies.
    • Work Place Preparedness:Conclusion
      Its important to make yourself aware of your worksite’s hazards, emergency plans, and procedures.
      Remember disaster can strike anywhere so be prepared!
    • Emergency Neighborhood Preparedness
    • What is Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness?
      When disasters, earthquakes or floods occur neighbors naturally come together to help.
      Designing a plan before an event occurs ensures neighbors can respond safely and effectively during a disaster.
    • Why Have a Plan?
      You can not prevent an earthquake or flood from happening, but being prepared with a plan before a disaster strikes helps you and your neighbors to cope effectively during the event and ensures a quicker recovery.
      Your neighborhoods level of preparedness will reflect how effectively the next emergency or disaster is managed.
    • What does a plan include?
      Your plan should include the following:
      The size of the neighborhood it’s demographics and special concerns.
      Identified hazards and their potential impacts to the neighborhood.
      Suggestions for neighborhood residents to become personally prepared and learn what to expect and how to cope.
    • What does a plan include?
      Neighborhood Response Teams that can specialize in different area of the response plan.
      Identified Neighborhood resources.
      Training and exercise plans to practice your Neighborhood Response Plan.
      Networking plans with adjacent neighbors and other community resources. This will inform them of your plans and provide your team with additional resources.
    • How do you set up a plan?
      The first step in setting up an Emergency Preparedness Plan is to get together with your neighbors.
      Many neighborhoods have established groups such as Block Watch, you may be able to present this information at their next meeting.
      If not establish a meeting place and send out notices inviting neighbors to attend.
    • How do you organize your Emergency Preparedness Team?
      Meet with your neighbors and enlist them to join the team.
      Define as a group the area your team will cover. This will be determined by the number of people involved and your ability to respond.
      Decide what response teams are required to effectively respond to a disaster or emergency. i.e.: damage assessment, food and shelter, first aide, communication etc.
      Ask for volunteers to head each group and develop a task force to implement your plan.
      Establish regular meeting times to continue your work.
    • Research your Neighborhood
      Find out your local resources. This can include human skills as well as physical material.
      Make a list of these resources to include in your plan.
      Knowing who lives in your neighborhood, who needs assistance, where to go, what materials are available and who skills you can rely on will ensure the safety of your neighbors and ensure you have the best qualified and equipped individuals assigned to the tasks in the event of an emergency.
    • Identify Your Neighborhoods Hazards
      Each neighborhood has different hazards that require customized response plans.
      For communities in British Columbia the greatest threat may come from earthquakes or tsunamis for other communities it may be floods, fires or chemical spills.
      Customize your plan. Knowing what the threats are to your neighborhood allows you to anticipate what may happen and be better prepared.
    • Networking
      Establishing links with other groups to coordinate their efforts is an import aspect of a Neighborhood Emergency Response Plan.
      Ensuring that your Emergency Program integrates with other community emergency plans such as those of the municipal and school district is essential to your success.
    • What’s Next?
      Once your Neighborhood Response Plan is complete keep the momentum going.
      Establish regular ongoing meetings.
      Engage the neighborhood by planning practice exercises and distributing information.
      Ensure everyone knows about the Neighborhood Emergency Plan. Local websites, Welcome Wagon, and Neighborhood houses or Community Centers are all good Resources.
    • Community Preparedness
      What is your community doing to prepare for disasters?
    • Community Preparedness: Helping community members during emergencies and disasters
      Communities are responsible for emergency preparedness.
      Local governments work very hard to ensure that emergency plans, emergency organization and emergency services are prepared to assist communities when faced with an emergency or disaster.
      Communities have comprehensive emergency plans that address:
      Community hazard and risk analysis
      Community preparation for emergencies and disasters
      Community response and recovery plans
    • Community Preparedness: What does an emergency plan deal with?
      1. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment:
      Your community works with a team of experts to understand the natural and man made risks to your community. By understanding the risks, the community can plan to mitigate, respond and recover from the risks.
      2. Mitigation of disaster or emergency:
      Your community develops building plans, land use plans, infrastructure plans and emergency service plans to reduce or limit the effects of disasters and emergencies in your community.
      3. Preparation for disaster or emergency
      Your community has an emergency manager and an emergency management committee that meets regularly to ensure that your community is as best prepared as possible for emergency or disaster.
    • Community Preparedness: What does an emergency plan deal with?
      4. Response to disaster or emergency
      Your community has a detailed plan to assist citizens in case of an emergency or disaster that is larger than a first response call. Your community will contact regional or provincial help if necessary. Community involvement in a disaster or emergency is not immediate; it often takes several hours or days!
      5. Recovery from disaster or emergency
      Your community has a plan and has the ability to work with regional and provincial partners to assist the community to get back to normal after a disaster or emergency.
    • Community Preparedness: Where do I go if I need help during a disaster?
      Your community will have an Emergency Reception Center (ERC) to go to if you need assistance of any kind. ERC’s are staffed with trained Emergency Social Service volunteers that can assist you with:
      Food and shelter
      Crisis counselling
      Communicating with family members
      Medical Aid
      Recovery information
    • Community Preparedness: Who organizes the disaster or emergency response in the community?
      Your community will have an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that will be the heart of the disaster or emergency response and recovery for the community. EOC’s are staffed with trained individuals knowledgeable in disaster and emergency response. The EOC will coordinate the entire response whether it is just community based or the disaster or emergency calls for groups and agencies from outside of your community.