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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Resources for Libraries Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Resources for Libraries Presentation 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]
  • Agenda
    • NN/LM 10-Step Program
    • Being Prepared at Home (& the Library)
    • Consumer Resources
    • What can you do??
  • The NN/LM EP&R Toolkit http://nnlm.gov/ep 1-800-dev-roks
  • Credit: Larry Brusseau
    • Natural
    • Unintentional
    • Intentional
    • Public Health
    • Emergency
  • Natural Disasters
  • 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
    • Library website
    • 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
    • http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/animals.shtm
  • www.ready.gov/ america/getakit/index.html
    • 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)
    • Local maps
    • 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.
    • Fire Extinguisher
  • More stuff…
    • 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
  • www.ready.gov/ america/getakit/index.html
    • 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….
    • Tornado room
    • Shutoffs
    • Egress
    • Gathering place ( directly outside the house or outside the neighborhood)
    • Family Contact persons ( in-state and out- of- state)
  • Real Basics….
    • First Aid and CPR
    • Cough etiquette
    • Wash hands or use alcohol-based hand gel
    • Work contact numbers
    • Homeowners Insurance (floods, quakes and videotape)
    • Life Insurance
    • The will….and where is it?
    • Do you need or want a Trust?
    The paperwork….
    • Pandemic Preparedness:
      • Caring for the ill at home
      • Provisions for kids away at College
      • Stockpiling of more than 3 days of food
  • Consumer Resources
    • 211http://www.211.org/
    • 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/
    • Effective Practices –Community Partnerships http://nationalserviceresources.org/practices/topic/88
    • Department of Homeland Security – Ready.gov http://www.ready.gov/
    • Community and State Information http://www.ready.gov/america/local/
    • FEMA: Are You Ready? http://www.fema.gov/pdf/areyouready/areyouready_full.pdf
    • Household Products Database http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/
    • MedlinePlus.gov http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/disasterpreparationandrecovery.html
    • National Neighborhood Day http://www.neighborhoodday.org/index2.asp(annual event)
    • National Night Out http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/(annual event)
    • National Safety Council http://www.nsc.org/ec/training/tc/getpackagenew.aspx
    • ToxTown http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/
  • Emergency Preparedness Training
    • Next session - Oct. 13 –
      • Step 5 – Determine your core electronic resources
      • Step 6 – Develop a continuity of access plan for your essential electronic resources
      • Check the schedule at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/ep_classes.html
  • ToxMap http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/
  • What can you do?
    • Expand medical and public library partnerships
    • Work with first responders
    • Provide access to emergency management information resources
    • Involve your library in community planning
    • Libraries can encourage people to take steps to prepare for emergencies
  • Organize Community Day Events
    • First Aid/CPR training
    • Go Local/MedlinePlus demonstrations
    • Disaster preparedness pathfinders
    • Team building exercises
    • Disaster preparedness for pets
    • Family communication plans (Ready.gov)
    • City maps (Evacuation routes, important markers)
    • Disaster kit giveaways
    • Disaster plan consultations
    • Survivor storytelling
    • Kids' book reading/puppet show
    • Disaster scenario
    • Relevant videos/movies
    • "By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin
    NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit http://nnlm.gov/ep/