Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Resources for LibrariesPresentation Transcript
Emergency Preparedness And Disaster Resources for Libraries NLA/NEMA 2010 Marty Magee National Network/Libraries of Medicine Education and Nebraska Liaison McGoogan Library of Medicine Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center 986706 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE 68198-6706 402-559-7076 1-800-338-7657 [email_address]
NN/LM 10-Step Program
Being Prepared at Home (& the Library)
What can you do??
The NN/LM EP&R Toolkit http://nnlm.gov/ep 1-800-dev-roks
Credit: Larry Brusseau
There is evidence! 5 points if your library is within a light tan zone, 10 salmon colored zone, 15 orange, and 20 red
15 points if within a mile of a river 10 points if your library is within a mile of a railroad track or a highway. Unintentional
USA Today : [Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction] warns that anthrax spores released by a crop-duster could “kill more Americans than died in World War II…” October 21, 2009
15 points if your library is in any of these cities
Nuclear Power Plants 10 points if you are within 20 miles of a nuclear power plant.
Fire and Water Damage In 1986, up to 500,000 volumes at the Los Angeles Public Library were destroyed in a fire set by an arsonist, while about 600,000 were damaged by water. Well over half a million wet books were frozen to protect them against mold. Drying and cleaning alone cost two million dollars.
What’s your score?
Cologne Archives Building, March 2009 On March 3, 2009, the Cologne Archives Building in Cologne, Germany collapsed in about 3 minutes. Could you evacuate your library in 3 minutes?
Shelter in Place / HAZMAT Incident In the event of a HAZMAT incident, do you have a place in your building that can function as a shelter-in-place location?
Does your staff know how to respond quickly to a medical emergency?
Preparedness Assessment Exercise
Are your staff trained on how to react & respond to the following situations?
A tornado warning is issued for your area
Security calls to say that a violent person is in your vicinity
A patron rushes up to the desk to report that someone is having a heart attack in the photocopy room
Security calls to say that you should shelter-in-place because a train has derailed releasing chlorine gas
Someone reports that there is water on the floor in the basement
A construction worker rushes to the desk and tells you that you have about 3 minutes to evacuate the library
It’s Saturday afternoon and a member of your staff reports that water is pouring in from the ceiling onto your reference books
Step 3 : Create Procedures to Ensure Continuation of Core Services
Building Closed/ Services Available
Service Continuity Strategy Promotional Brochure available at: http://nnlm.gov/ep/
Step 4 : Create Procedures to Ensure Access to Core Materials
Emergency Access Initiative
Step 5 : Develop a Mutual Aid Agreement with Another Library or Network
Step 6 : Proactively plan for the rescue and recovery of your highly valued materials.
Step 7 : Develop a Communication Plan
Notification plan for public and staff
Social networking sites (Facebook and Twitter)
Talking to the media
Step 8 : Know How to Obtain Outside Assistance
Step 9 : Develop a PReP for Service Continuity
Step 10 : Be Prepared at Home
Preparing a Disaster Kit
American Red Cross: Anatomy of a First Aid Kit http://tinyurl.com/anatomyfirstaidkit
National Fire Protection Association: Family Disaster Supplies Kit http://tinyurl.com/familydisaster
Ready.gov: Get a Kit http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/
FEMA: Plan for Pet Disaster Needs
Water , one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
Food , at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit
Whistle to signal for help
Dust mask , to help filter contaminated air
Moist towelettes , garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.
Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes.
Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water.
Matches in a waterproof container
Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
Paper and pencil
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Prescription medications and glasses
Infant formula and diapers
Pet food and extra water for your pet
Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
Cash and change
Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov
The Kids know some of this stuff….
Gathering place ( directly outside the house or outside the neighborhood)
Family Contact persons ( in-state and out- of- state)
First Aid and CPR
Wash hands or use alcohol-based hand gel
Work contact numbers
Homeowners Insurance (floods, quakes and videotape)
The will….and where is it?
Do you need or want a Trust?
Caring for the ill at home
Provisions for kids away at College
Stockpiling of more than 3 days of food
American Medical Association -Management of Public Health Emergencies http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/no-index/physician-resources/18200.shtml
American Public Health Association -APHA Get Ready Day http://www.getreadyforflu.org/getreadyday/getreadyday08.htm
American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/
American Safety and Health Institute http://www.ashinstitute.org/
Boy Scouts http://www.scouting.org/Media/Publications/EmergencyPreparedness.aspx
Citizen Corps http://www.citizencorps.gov/
Affiliate Programs and Organizations http://www.citizencorps.gov/partnersandaffiliates/affiliate.shtm
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) http://www.citizencorps.gov/partnersandaffiliates/cert.shtm
Fire Corps http://www.citizencorps.gov/partnersandaffiliates/firecorps.shtm
Map of Councils https://www.citizencorps.gov/cc/CouncilMapIndex.do
Volunteers in Police Service https://www.citizencorps.gov/partnersandaffiliates/vips.shtm
Consumer Resources (cont)
Centers for Disease Control: CDC http://emergency.cdc.gov/
The Community Tool Box http://ctb.ku.edu/en/Default.htm
Corporation for National and Community Service http://www.cns.gov/