Earthquake Safety

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Earthquake Safety:

Earthquake Safety 452 nd AMDS Thomas Parish, Major, BSC, USAFR

Seismic Danger Zones:

Seismic Danger Zones

California’s Major Fault Lines:

California’s Major Fault Lines

Family Readiness:

Family Readiness Create a family Earthquake plan Know the safe spot in each room Know the danger spots Decide where your family will reunite if separated Keep a list of emergency phone numbers Develop a survival kit for work, car, and home

Home Preparedness:

Home Preparedness Learn how to shut off gas, water, and electricity Check chimneys, roofs, and wall foundations for stability Secure heavy furnishings Secure water heater and appliances Keep heavy objects on lower shelves Maintain emergency food, water, medicine, first aid kit, tools, and clothing

Emergency Supplies:

Emergency Supplies First Aid supplies Band-Aids antibiotic ointment latex gloves cold/hot packs ace bandages arm sling Tylenol or Advil diarrhea medication Equipment work gloves shovel tents sleeping bags ready to eat foods clothing radio, flashlights CASH

Emergency Food:

Emergency Food Camp or backpacking stove propane tank Canned foods manual can opener MRE’s Granola bars Energy bars

Safe Drinking Water:

Safe Drinking Water Store a supply of water 1 and 5 gallon containers do not store on concrete Purifying tap water 8 drops bleach per gal of water add bleach when storing or, boil for 10 minutes Water from water heater turn off gas or electric turn off cold water supply once cooled, drain at bottom Other sources toilet storage tank melted ice cubes water trapped in pipes

During an Earthquake:

During an Earthquake Stay away from windows, bookcases, file cabinets, heavy mirrors, and other heavy objects that could fall Duck under a desk or sturdy table Watch for falling plaster or ceiling tiles Stay undercover until the shaking stops, and hold onto your cover If the desk or table you are under moves… move with it If in your car, stop, but not on a bridge, or under trees or a power line If outside, stay outside, and move to an area clear of overhead trees, power lines, or objects that could fall from a structure Don’t forget about aftershocks

After The Earthquake:

After The Earthquake Be prepared for aftershocks, plan for cover when they occur Check for injuries, give first aid as necessary Remain calm, try to reassure others Wear shoes to avoid injury from broken glass Check for fire and take appropriate actions Check gas, water, and electric lines Tune to emergency broadcast system on radio

How to Shut Off Utilities:

How to Shut Off Utilities

Gas Shutoff:

Gas Shutoff

Water Shutoff:

Water Shutoff

Electricity Shutoff:

Electricity Shutoff


452 nd AMDS, MARCH ARB All Clinic Personnel and Patients Muster at parking lot, north side of building Supervisors take a head count Form triage teams and provide first aid Search team for missing personnel Contact Medical Command Post Provide assistance as needed

Thanks to: LA County Fire Department and US Geologic Survey :

Thanks to: LA County Fire Department and US Geologic Survey

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