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MRC Disaster Preparedness Training 12.9.06

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					             MRC Disaster Preparedness
                                      Unit Objectives

   Describe the types of hazards to which your
    community is vulnerable.
   Describe the functions of MRC Members.
   Identify preparedness steps.

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                          Preparing for a Disaster

MRC Members should prepare by:
 Identifying potential hazards in their homes and
 Reducing hazards, where possible.
 Developing a Family Disaster Plan.
 Developing a disaster supply kit.

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                          Responding To a Disaster

MRC Members should respond by:
 Locating and turning off utilities, if safe.
 Extinguishing small fires.
 Treating injuries.
 Conducting triage during search
  and rescue.
 Helping to relieve survivor stress.

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        Has there been a recent local
          emergency or disaster?

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                 Nondisaster MRC Members Roles

    MRC Members members can:
     Distribute preparedness materials.
     Staff first aid booths at special events.
     Assist with installation of smoke alarms.

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                                         Citizen Corps

    The President has encouraged Americans to
     volunteer to improve and safeguard the nation.
    Areas of emphasis for volunteer efforts:
       Crime
       Natural Disasters
       Terrorism

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              Additional MRC Members Training

   Shelter management
   Community relations
   Donations management
   Special needs concerns
   Utilities control
   Advanced first aid
   Automated External Defibrillator use
   CPR Skills

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                                       Course Preview

  The scope of this course includes:
   Fire safety.
   Disaster Preparedness
   Disaster medical operations.
   Shelter Operations / Mass Care
   MRC Members organization.
   Disaster psychology.
   MRC Members and terrorism.

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                                Types of Disasters

      Natural
      Manmade
               Technological
               Political

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                      Key Elements of Disasters

   They are relatively unexpected.
   Emergency personnel may be overwhelmed.
   Lives, health, and the environment are

Evanston - EMA
              You Live in the Heart

of a Disaster Prone Country
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                   Midwest Hazards
  Thunderstorms
  Tornadoes
  Flooding
  Heat
  Earthquake
  Fire
  Winter Storms
  Hazardous Materials
  Terrorism/Violence

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               A Severe Thunderstorm Is . . .

One that produces hail at least three-quarters of an
  inch in diameter, has winds of 58 miles per hour
          or higher, or produces a tornado.

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                 Risks Posed by Thunderstorms

  Lightning
  Hail
  Downbursts and straight-line winds
  Flash floods
  Tornadoes

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                    Thunderstorm Preparedness

  Understand the risk.
  Learn to make a small target.
  Pay attention to warnings.

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                    During a Thunderstorm

  Water sources.
  The telephone.
  The outdoors.

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                             If You Are Outdoors . . .

  Get away from water sources.
  Seek shelter in a substantial building.
  If necessary:
       Take shelter in a car or.
       Go to low-lying area and make a small target.
    Avoid natural lightning rods.

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                                            A Tornado Is . . .

  A powerful, circular windstorm that may be accompanied by winds
                     in excess of 250 miles per hour.
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                     Risks Posed by Tornadoes

 Tornadoes can:
  Rip trees apart.
  Destroy buildings.
  Uproot structures and objects.
  Send debris and glass flying.
  Overturn cars and mobile homes.

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                         Fujita Wind-Damage Scale

  Measures tornado strength
  Six levels:
       F0:   Light damage
       F1:   Moderate damage
       F2:   Considerable damage
       F3:   Severe damage
       F4:   Devastating damage
       F5:   Incredible damage

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                          Tornado Preparedness

  Know the risk.
  Identify a “safe” room.
  Learn the community’s warning system.
  Conduct family tornado drills.

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                     Tornado Clues

  High winds
  Very large hail

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                           During a Tornado . . .

  Keep windows and doors closed.
  Go to the “safe” room.
  Listen to EAS or NOAA Weather Radio.

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    A Flood Occurs…

  Any time a body of water rises to cover what is usually dry land.
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                                  Causes of Floods

  Heavy rain
  Spring snowmelt
  Dam and levee failure
  Low absorption or no soil percolation

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                  Factors Contributing to Flooding

  Rainfall intensity
  Rainfall duration
  Topography
  Soil conditions
  Ground cover

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                                       Flood Hazards

  Heavy rainfall exacerbates problems with runoff,
   absorption, and flood-control measures.
  Riverine flooding can potentially inundate a city or
   downstream areas when protection fails.
  In rocky areas, lack of absorption can cause flash

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                                        Flood Risks

  4,000 communities and 100 million people are at
  Damage increases with development in:
     Coastal areas.
     Floodplains.

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                                 Flood Preparations

  Know the flood risk for the area.
  Prepare a flood evacuation plan.
  Obtain flood insurance.
  Keep documents in a water-proof box.
  Check a portable radio for current information.

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              Protecting Property From Flooding

  Elevate furnace, water heater, and electric panel.
  Move furniture and other items to a higher level.
  Install check valves.
  Waterproof basements and walls.

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                             If You Must Evacuate

  Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters.
  Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.
  Keep away from waterways.
  Heed barricades.
  Avoid storm drains and irrigation ditches.

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                                      After a Flood

  Stay out of flooded areas.
  Reserve the telephone for emergencies.
  Avoid driving, except in emergencies.

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                                   A Heat Wave Is . . .

         A prolonged period of excessive heat, often
               combined with excessive humidity.

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              Risks Associated With a Heat Wave

 Heat cramps
 Heat exhaustion
 Heat/Sun stroke

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              Actions to Take During a Heat Wave

  Seek air conditioning.
  Avoid strenuous activities during the heat of the
  Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  Check on family members and neighbors
   especially Senior Citizens.
  Drink plenty of fluids.

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                                    Preparing the Home

  Install additional insulation.
  Protect windows.
  Use attic fans.

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        The Midwest is Earthquake
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                              An Earthquake Is . . .

   A sudden slipping or movement of a portion of the
       Earth’s crust, caused by a sudden release of
      stresses, usually less than 25 miles below the

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               Damage Caused by Earthquakes

  Collapsed buildings
  Damage to utilities, structures, and roads
  Fires and explosions
  Structural instability

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                           Likelihood of an Earthquake

The greatest likelihood of a
  major earthquake is in:
 The Western United
 The New Madrid Seismic
  Zone in the Central U.S.
 A few pockets on the east

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     Map Shows Damage Potential
         from a 7.6 Magnitude EQ

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                              Earthquake Statistics

  15% of the population lives in zones of potential
   major disaster.
  Residents of California face the highest risk.
  Four million people along the New Madrid Fault
   Zone are at great risk.
  Residents of Massachusetts, North Carolina, and
   South Carolina are also at risk.

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                           Richter Scale

  Small: 5.0 to 5.9
  Moderate: 6.0 to 6.9
  Major: 7.0 to 7.9
  Great: 8.0 or greater

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                        Earthquake Preparedness

  Develop a home earthquake plan.
  Conduct earthquake drills.
  Know where all utility controls are and how to
   shut them off if needed
  Develop a plan for reuniting family members.
  Identify an out-of-state family contact.
  Keep supplies on hand.

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                         Earthquake Preparedness

  Store heavy and breakable objects on low
    Secure bookshelves and water heaters.
    Install flexible pipe.
    Move beds away from windows.
    Move or secure hanging objects over beds,
     sofas, or chairs.
    Keep shoes and a flashlight under the bed.

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                               During an Earthquake

  Drop, cover, and hold –don’t run.
  If indoors, stay there!
  If outdoors, find a spot away from buildings, trees,
   streetlights and power lines, and overpasses.
  If in a vehicle, drive to a clear spot and stop.

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                             After an Earthquake

  Extinguish small fires.
  Control utilities only if needed
  Clean up spills.
  Inspect home for damage.
  Help neighbors.
  Tune to Emergency Alert System (EAS).
  Expect aftershocks.

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                     • Urban
                     • Wildfire
      people a
      year die
      in Home

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                  Dangers of Fire

  Asphyxiation
  Heat
  Smoke

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                  Developing a Family Fire Plan

  Install smoke alarms.
  Identify escape routes.
  Practice the escape plan.
  Practice alerting family members.
  Learn the fire department’s emergency number.

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                               If a Fire Starts

  Get out quickly.
  Go to the meeting place.
  Call the fire department.

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                               If You Can’t Escape

  Stuff wet cloth around doors and vents.
  Call the fire department.
  Stay low and by a window.
  Open windows at top and bottom.
  Wave a bright-colored cloth at the window.

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                                     Preventing Fires

  Conduct a home hazard hunt.
  Inspect wood stoves and chimneys annually.
  Purchase only “laboratory-tested” heaters.
  Keep matches and lighters away from children.
  Check electrical wiring.
  Keep combustibles away from the stove.
  Keep off-gassing flammable chemicals away form
     combustion sources like the furnace.

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                  Three Classes of Wildfires

  Surface fire
  Ground fire
  Crown fire

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                           Wildfire Preparedness

  Keep a garden hose that is long enough to reach
   any area of the house.
  Obtain a portable gasoline-powered water pump.
  Equip chimneys and stovepipes with spark
  Keep fire tools handy.
  Use proper building and landscape design.

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                                    During a Wildfire

  Listen for emergency information.
  Confine pets or arrange for pets to stay with a
   friend or relative.
  Move flammable furniture to the center of the
  Remove flammable drapes and curtains.
  Close all doors and windows.

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                                      After a Wildfire

  Use caution when reentering.
  Inspect the roof immediately.
  Have propane or heating oil tanks inspected.
  Check the stability of trees around the home.
  If there is no power, check the main breaker.

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                 Winter Storms

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                                 A Winter Storm . . .

  Can range from a moderate snow over a few hours
     to blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven
               snow that lasts several days.

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                                 Winter Storm Risk

  Automobile/other transportation accidents
  Exhaustion and heart attacks
  Hypothermia/Asphyxiation
  House fires

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                     Elements of Winter Storms

  Heavy snow
  Ice
  Winter flooding
  Cold

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                  Types of Snow

  Blizzard
  Blowing snow
  Snow squalls
  Snow showers

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                   Types of Ice

  Sleet
  Freezing rain
  Ice storm

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                 Effects of Cold

  Wind chill
  Frostbite
  Hypothermia

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                    Winter Storm Preparedness

  Understand the risk.
  Prepare your home.
  Service snow-removal equipment.
  Fill your car’s gas tank.
  Pay attention to warnings.

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                         During a Winter Storm . . .

  Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  Eat and drink regularly.
  Conserve fuel.
  If outside, protect yourself from hazards.

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                        Hazardous Materials Are . . .

   Substances that because of their chemical nature,
     pose a potential risk to life, health, or property if
         they are released or used improperly.

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                Sources of Hazardous Materials

  Chemical plants
  Service stations
  Hospitals
  Hazardous materials waste sites
  Transport vehicles

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              Hazardous Materials Incident Preparedness

  Find out what could happen.
  Address the hazards in your family emergency
  Practice and maintain your plan.
  Learn the warning and information system for
   your community.

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              During a Hazardous Materials Incident

  Leave the area!
  Report the incident.
  If hearing a warning, listen for instructions.

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              During a Hazardous Materials Incident

  Stay away from the incident site.
  If outside, stay upstream, uphill, and upwind.
  If in a motor vehicle, stop and find shelter.
  If asked to evacuate, do so immediately.
  If requested, stay indoors—shelter in place.

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                       If Asked to Shelter in Place

  Get household members and pets inside.
  Close and lock exterior doors and windows.
  Turn off air conditioners and ventilation systems.
  Go to the pre-selected safe room.

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                            Post-incident Actions

  Do not return home until instructed.
  Open windows and vents and turn on fans.
  Follow decontamination procedures.
  Learn how to clean up land and property.
  Report any lingering hazards.

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                               Household Chemicals

         Knowing how to handle these products and
            how to react during an emergency
               can reduce the risk of injury.

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                              Symptoms of Poisoning

  Difficulty breathing
  Irritation of eyes, skin, throat, or respiratory tract
  Changes in skin color
  Headaches, blurred vision, dizziness
  Clumsiness or lack of coordination
  Cramps or diarrhea

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              Chemical Emergency Preparedness

  Limit
  Isolate
  Eliminate
  Separate

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                    Household Chemical Safety

  Read directions before using.
  Store in safe, secure location.
  Avoid mixing chemical products.
  Never smoke while using chemicals.
  Clean up spills immediately.

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              During a Household Chemical Emergency

  If poison is consumed:
      Find containers immediately.
     Call poison-control center, follow instructions.
  If chemical gets into the eyes:
     Follow emergency instructions on container.
     Seek medical attention.
  If a fire or explosion occurs:
     Evacuate residence immediately.
     Move upwind to avoid breathing toxic fumes.
     Call the fire department from outside.

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              Disaster effects on Infrastructure

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                    Disaster Effects on Infrastructure
   Damage to transportation:
    Inability to assess damage accurately
    Ambulances prevented from reaching victims
    Police prevented from reaching areas of civil unrest
    Fire departments prevented from getting to fires
    Interruption to the flow of needed supplies
   Damage to structures:
    Damaged hospitals unable to function normally
    Increased risk of damage from falling debris

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                                Effects on Infrastructure

   Disrupted communication:
    Victims unable to call for help
    Coordination of services hampered
   Damage to utilities:
    Loss of utilities
    Increased risk of fire or electrical shock
    Loss of contact between victims and service providers
    Inadequate water supply
    Increased risk to public health

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                     Hazards From Home Fixtures

    Gas line ruptures from displaced water heaters or
    Damage from falling books, dishes, and other
     cabinet contents
    Electric shock from displaced appliances
    Fire from faulty wiring, overloaded plugs, or
     frayed electric cords

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                                        Personal Safety

   Personal safety measures vary depending on:
    The type of event.
    The amount of warning available.
    Location during the event (i.e., inside, outside,

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                Home and Workplace Preparedness

  Individual Preparedness & Family
         Assemble disaster supplies.
         Develop a disaster plan.
         Develop a safe room.

  Workplace & School Preparedness
  Structural and non-structural

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              Are You Ready for a Disaster?

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                Preparedness is the Key
                   Home Hazard Hunt

•Water Heater
•External Hazards
•Home Haz Mat

        Find and Reduce Hazards if you can!
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               Water heater

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              Inside Water

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                 Main Switch


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What are the Hazards in and around your home?
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              Overhead Power Lines

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                  Gasoline Stored in
                  Plastic Container

                  Chemicals on
                  Lower Shelves

                  Paint and Chems
                  on Lower Shelves

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              Create a Family Disaster Plan

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               Rendezvous Points

               Near and far

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                   Phone Lists

     • Emergency Response #s
     • Utilities
     • Doctors/Pharmacies
     • Vet
     • Out of State Contact
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   • Who to call
   • What to Check
   • What to turn Off
   • What to take
   • Lists of medicine
   • List of Insurance
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               Inside the house
               Fire Extinguisher

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               Electrical Panel

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               Ready Flashlights

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               Commercial Car Kit
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Car Kit in Backpack

                                           Medical Kit

Walking Shoes

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                  Do it yourself Car Kit
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               Disaster Kit
                 Build Your Own Family Kit


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               Know the
               routes of
                you are

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Rendezvous Point
 Outside the office
and away from the
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               Sample Structural Hazard Mitigation

   Bolt older houses to the foundations.
   Strap propane tanks.
   Raise utilities.
   Strap mobile homes to their slabs.
   Ask a professional to check foundation, roof
      connectors, chimney, etc.

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               Sample Nonstructural Hazard Mitigation

   Anchor heavy furniture.
   Secure appliances and office equipment.
   Secure cabinet doors with childproof fasteners.
   Locate and label gas, electricity, and water
   Secure water heaters and have flexible gas lines

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                                                 The EOP

     Assigns responsibility to organizations and
     Sets forth lines of authority
     Describes how people and property will be
     Identifies personnel, equipment, facilities,
      supplies, and other resources

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                 MRC Members in a Disaster Setting

     Assist first responders when requested
     Initially assume many of the same functions as
         response personnel when necessary until help
           Fire safety
           Light search and rescue
           Disaster medical operations

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                                            Unit Summary

     MRC Members are among a variety of agencies
         and personnel who cooperate to provide
         assistance in the aftermath of a disaster.
        MRC Members have proven themselves
         invaluable in the areas in which they were tested.
        MRC Members have become a key component of
         the Citizen Corps program.

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