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					Emergency Preparedness

 City of Prairie View
Fire Marshal’s Office

     Presented by:
Juanel Sippio, Fire Marshal
  Deputy Shante’ Jones
    Deputy Gloria Lott
  What you should know

In case of an Emergency
          Emergency Safety
   The first step is to ensure you have reliable methods of
    receiving information
     – Radio
     – T.V. (battery powered)
     – NOAA weather radio
     – ALWAYS include back- up equipment
   Develop an out-of-town point of contact for separated
    family members to call.
   Secure lawn furniture and other loose material outdoors
   Wedge sliding glass doors to prevent lifting from their
   Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open
    only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
What to prepare
    Family emergency kit
•     Flashlight and extra batteries
•     Battery radio and extra batteries
•     First aid kit
•     Blankets or sleeping bags
•     Non- perishable food items (2- 3 days)
       • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables; canned juices; high
         energy foods and vitamins
•     Water (1 gallon a day per person)
•     Bleach
•     Essential medication (2 -3 days)
•     Prescription eye wear
•     Camera with film/ Polaroid picture of family members

Preparation cont…
   Sturdy clothing and footwear (work boots, rain gear, hats, gloves,
    thermal underwear, etc.)
   Cash and/or credit cards
   Key records (birth certificates, insurance, deeds, etc.)
   Proper identification
   Road Maps
   Plastic and duct tape
   Fire extinguisher
   Emergency contact numbers
   Toys for children
   Special supplies for babies and older adults

Place these items in a plastic container to carry

First Aid Kit
   Assemble a first aid kit for your home and
    one for each car.
   Each kit should include:
    – 20 adhesive bandages in various sizes
    – 5” x 9” sterile dressing
    – Conforming roller gauze bandage
    – 2 triangular bandages
    – Roll of 3” cohesive bandages
    – Germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-
      based hand sanitizer
    – Antiseptic wipes
    – Large medical grade non-latex gloves
First Aid Kit cont…
 –   Adhesive tape, 2” width
 –   Anti-bacterial ointment
 –   Cold pack
 –   Scissors (small, personal)
 –   Tweezers
 –   CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield
 –   Non-prescription drugs, such as aspirin or non-
     aspirin pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication,
     antacid (for stomach upset), syrup of Ipecac
     (used to induce vomiting if advised by the
     Poison Control Center)
               Tornado Watch
   Tornado watch
    – Conditions are favorable for a tornado, so be alert!

   During a Tornado Watch…
    – Move cars inside a garage or carport. Keep your car keys
      and house keys with you.
    – Move lawn furniture and yard equipment such as
      lawnmowers inside if time permits.
    – Account for family members at home.
    – Have your emergency kit ready.
    – Keep your radio or TV tuned into the weather reports.

         Tornado Warning

   Tornado warning means to TAKE ACTION.
   A tornado has actually been sighted.
   Take shelter immediately!
   A tornado warning usually covers one
    county or a large portion and lasts about an

           Warning Signs

   Dark, often greenish sky
   Large hail
   A large, dark, low-lying cloud
    (particularly if rotating)
   Loud roar, similar to a freight train.

          Tornado Shelter

   Seek shelter in an interior room on the
    lowest level of the house
   Bathrooms
   Closets
   Room without windows

     Get Low and Stay Low

   Get under a piece of sturdy furniture such
    as a workbench or heavy table or desk and
    hold on to it.
   Use arms to protect head and neck.

Communication cont…

   The local radio station KPVU 91.3 FM is the
    emergency communication station. In case
    of any emergency, tune in to KPVU 91.3 for
    updates and instructions to follow in case of
   If there is a loss of power in the city, Fire
    and Police units will be sent to the four
    sectors of the city to communicate to the
    citizens via Public Address Systems.        slj
           Hurricane Safety
   Listen to the radio or TV for information.
   Secure your home, close storm shutters, and secure
    outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
   Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise,
    turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest
    setting and keep its doors closed.
   Turn off propane tanks.· Avoid using the phone,
    except for serious emergencies.
   Moor your boat if time permits.
   Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such
    as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and
    other large containers with water.                  slj
Effects of Severe

   Flooding

   Downed power lines

   Slow response to emergency medical

   No passable roads (debris blocking roads)   slj

   Do NOT attempt to drive in high water
   6’’ of water will reach the bottom of
   12’’ of water will float a car
   2’ of rushing water will carry off pick-
    up trucks, SUVs

     Mobile Homes in case of
   Get out immediately and go to the
    lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby
    building or a storm shelter. Mobile
    homes, even if tied down, offer little
    protection from tornadoes.

Shelter in Place

If asked to stay in doors:
•   Close and lock doors and windows
•   Seal door thresholds with wet towels
•   Turn off AC/ Heater
•   Seal all vent openings with plastic and tape
•   Monitor TV or radio station
•   Do not smoke or have open flame

   Keep gas in car
   Get family emergency kit
   Have an escape plan
   Have emergency phone numbers
   Consider special needs of family
   Plan for pets and animals
Fire Marshal’s Office

           Office: 936.261.5918
            Fax: 936.857.2261
                24- hour line
             Marshal J. Sippio