City of Prairie View
Fire Marshal’s Office
Juanel Sippio, Fire Marshal
Deputy Shante’ Jones
Deputy Gloria Lott
What you should know
In case of an Emergency
The first step is to ensure you have reliable methods of
– 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)
• Essential medication (2 -3 days)
• Prescription eye wear
• Camera with film/ Polaroid picture of family members
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.)
Plastic and duct tape
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)
– 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)
– 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 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
Dark, often greenish sky
A large, dark, low-lying cloud
(particularly if rotating)
Loud roar, similar to a freight train.
Seek shelter in an interior room on the
lowest level of the house
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.
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
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
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
24- hour line
Marshal J. Sippio