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A narrated non-linear PowerPoint presentation on household emergency management basics.

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Family Emergency Plans:

Family Emergency Plans Ryan Hill October 7, 2013 University of Central Florida

Contents: Family Emergency Plans:

Contents: Family Emergency Plans What is a Family Emergency Plan? Types of Disasters to Consider Planning for Shelter-in-Place Emergencies Planning for Evacuation Emergencies 72 Hour Kits Lasting the Disaster Where to Meet End Presentation

What is a Family Emergency Plan?:

What is a Family Emergency Plan? Does your family know what to do? All-hazards approach Simple and memorable Meetings places inside and outside of home Reviewed every 6 months Physical preparation: 72-hour kits

Tips for Developing a Solid Plan:

Tips for Developing a Solid Plan Make it age-appropriate Develop with entire family, including children Use pictures and charts Include an index of contact information Keep copies in: A central location E very 72-hour kit Mobile computing devices Additional Tips from ready.gov Involve everyone in the family

Types of Disasters to Consider:

Types of Disasters to Consider Home Disasters Fire – Household Invasion Flood – Internal/Household Continue to Shelter-in-Place Disaster Plan Continue to Evacuation Disaster Plan Community Disasters Wind Disasters – hurricane, t ornado Water Disasters – heavy rain, flooding Heat Disasters – wild fire Tectonic Disasters – earthquake, tsunami Cold Disasters – blizzard, severe freeze Man-made disasters – chemical spill, war, terrorism

Shelter-in-Place Plan:

Shelter-in-Place Plan The plan for when your family should stay inside Invasion, public danger (shooter, rioting), unpredicted adverse weather, chemical spills Do not rely on a powered home Designate safe zones for different disaster types Have access to 72-hour kits Sometimes a disaster can pin one or more of your family members in your home

Lasting the Disaster:

Lasting the Disaster Sheltering in place sounds easier than it is Designate a safe zone for each disaster Internal room for wind disasters Hidden or defensible room for home invasion Sealable room for chemical spill Have sealing supplies and 72-hour kits available Non-electronic forms of entertainment

Evacuation Plan:

Evacuation Plan The plan for when your family needs to leave Wildfire, flood, warfare, house fire, predicted weather disaster Physical escape tools, like ladders Designate meeting place(s) Family communication methods Escape route(s) Mode(s) of transportation Have access to 72-hour kits

Where to Meet? :

Where to Meet? Different disasters necessitate different meeting places House fire: a place near the home; across the street or at a neighbor’s Community disaster: a designated nearby shelter Widespread disaster: a distant checkpoint Consider transportation, especially for children Grab those 72-hour kits if possible

72-Hour Kits:

72-Hour Kits The essentials, all in one spot Consider individual needs Children’s nutritional needs and lifting ability Special medical conditions requiring special supplies Start with a pre-made kit and modify, or make your own Tips to make kits from 72hours.org found here Use backpacks to make your 72 hour kit more mobile

Thank You!:

Thank You! Contact: Ryan Hill Image sources: alarm clock - digital-cave.blogspot.com house on fire - marionfire.com house target – dreamstime.com family meeting – theblissfulparent.com stick family background – mysimplyprincess.blogspot.com disaster plan clipboard – toogezer.com all others – Wikipedia commons or stock.xchng Remember: Meet with the entire household Make the all-hazards plan Practice it Review plan every 6 months Keep 72 hour kits current

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