Disaster Preparedness
Why Prepare?
Flood
⬜ University of Iowa, June, 2008
⬜ University of Hawaii, October, 2004
Tornado
⬜ ...
⬜ Consult with your campus police
⬜ Talk with your fire marshall
⬜ See what others are doing.
⬜ Don’t plan in a vacuum
LOO...
911 Calling:
If you call 911 using
a cell phone, you’ll
get WS City Police
who must then
contact WFU.
On campus, call
758-...
Fire Extinguisher Training
The plan is never done.
Review and revise
Annually
After every event
“Our plan doesn’t sit on t...
Drying books
by “fanning pages”
Is there a volunteer to wrap and pack books?
Wet Books Demonstration
Mary Beth Lock
lockmb...
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  1. 1. Disaster Preparedness Why Prepare? Flood ⬜ University of Iowa, June, 2008 ⬜ University of Hawaii, October, 2004 Tornado ⬜ University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, April, 2011 Fire ⬜ University of New Mexico, April, 2006 Active Shooter ❏ Virginia Tech, April, 2007 Earthquake ❏ Library of Congress, August, 2011 ❏ California State University, Northridge, January, 1994 Hurricane ❏ Tulane University, Katrina, August, 2005 --Fill out the card on your seat --Give to Mary so we can be sure we address all your questions. --Two lucky questioners will get a prize! What do you hope to learn today? Establish your team ❏ Include representatives from across the library ❏ Authority to develop and implement the plan ❏ Utilize multiple strengths PREPARE so you don’t have to think Ask the experts ❏ Consult the bibliography provided ❏ Check out websites: FEMA Ready.gov PLAN
  2. 2. ⬜ Consult with your campus police ⬜ Talk with your fire marshall ⬜ See what others are doing. ⬜ Don’t plan in a vacuum LOOK for experts on campus Start with your existing plan, (you probably have one) Revising is easier than starting from scratch REVIEW AND REVISE Include features of your building fire extinguishers emergency exits elevators stairwells Places to “shelter in place” ELEMENTS OF A PLAN Plan for all emergencies: Tornado Water leak Active shooter Fire Saving collections and people. ELEMENTS OF A PLAN Shut off valves for water Identify air exchangers and find who on campus can shut them down in an emergency Do your doors automatically lock in a “campus shut down” event? Inventory emergency supplies TOUR YOUR LIBRARY WAKE ALERT: During an alert, the university will notify by: 1. Tone and message on outdoor speakers 2. Text messages 3. Phone calls to those who do not have text messaging 4. Banner message on university cable TV FIND OUT ABOUT ANY EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM
  3. 3. 911 Calling: If you call 911 using a cell phone, you’ll get WS City Police who must then contact WFU. On campus, call 758-5911 using a cell phone –or- simply 911 from a landline. Include graphics for quick reference Go to kit that contains most needed items in an emergency Assemble emergency Kit ZSR’s Emergency Manual available at: http://zsr.wfu.edu/about/publications/ Publish Train staff annually Train students too! Create a pocket sized emergency plan to distribute. TRAIN ⬜ Identify your “FIRE” team in advance. ⬜ Everyone should evacuate the building immediately. The Fire team members are responsible for certain areas/floors ⬜ Those responsible should quickly walk through the assigned area then proceed outside EVERY FIRE ALARM IS A TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Know the location of fire extinguishers and how to use them Fire extinguishers
  4. 4. Fire Extinguisher Training The plan is never done. Review and revise Annually After every event “Our plan doesn’t sit on the shelf. In fact there is no shelf!” PLAN TO REVISE the PLAN ⬜ Ensure area is safe and remove excess water ⬜ Assess extent of damage to materials ⬜ Don’t panic- you have time! ⬜ Disaster Committee and library administration should meet, survey the damage, and develop a recovery strategy ⬜ Damaged materials will be recorded, (collect barcodes by scanning into a spreadsheet) and stabilized until a detailed recovery can be developed ⬜ Box very wet materials and store in freezer ⬜ Slightly damp materials can be dried by fanning open the pages of the book
  5. 5. Drying books by “fanning pages” Is there a volunteer to wrap and pack books? Wet Books Demonstration Mary Beth Lock lockmb@wfu.edu (336) 758-6140 Craig Fansler fanslerc@wfu.edu (336) 758-5482 Questions?
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