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  • 1. SURVIVE // RECOVER // REVIVEPreparing for the Unexpected November 3, 2012
  • 2. Emergency Management  Coordination, Collaboration, Communication  Fairfax County Emergency Operations Center  Planning  Training & Exercise  Outreach  Grants & Finance 2
  • 3. Four Phases Prepare & Protect Respond Recover Mitigate 3
  • 4. Local Hazards Natural Disasters v. Man-made Disasters 4
  • 5. Make a Kit  Include basic supplies for your family and pets for three days.  Prepare an emergency kit for your home. ITEMS:  Food  Medications  Water  Cash  Radio  Tools  Flashlight  Whistle  First Aid Kit  Duct Tape  Local Maps  Plastic Sheeting 5
  • 6. Make a Plan  Do you know the emergency plan for your workplace?  Develop an emergency plan for you and your family  Out-of-Town Contact  Meeting Places  Communications Plan 6
  • 7. Stay or Go?  Shelter-in-Place  Evacuate 7
  • 8. Special Considerations Children  Do you know your child’s school/daycare emergency plan?  Do you have a back-up person to pick-up your child? Pets  Medicine/Medical Records  Picture of you with your pet  Toys/treats/bedding  Harness or leash Older Americans and Individuals with Disabilities  Develop a plan that considers each persons unique needs  Establish a personal support network 8
  • 9. Stay Informed Community Emergency Alert Network  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean Fairfax County Emergency Blog  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/blog Social Media (Facebook/Twitter) Fairfax County News Channel 16 Local TV and Radio 9
  • 10. Neighbors Helping Neighbors 10
  • 11. Additional Resources www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem www.readynova.org www.ready.gov www.fema.gov 11

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