There are many types of emergencies. This Guide offers In the event of a radiological, chemical, or biological The following are numbers for disaster information about those that are large-scale disasters, emergency, authorities may direct you to SHELTER-IN- specifically destructive weather and acts of terrorism involving PLACE or EVACUATE. The term “Shelter-In-Place” means and emergency related help and chemical, biological and radiological agents. remaining inside in order to protect yourself. information on the Rock Island Arsenal. If such a disaster occurs, you may be asked by authorities to If emergency officials advise you to Shelter-In-Place: take one of two different actions: SHELTER-IN-PLACE Fire and Emergency Services (remain in your home or workplace), or EVACUATE (leave 1 Stay calm. EMERGENCY Phone 9-1-1 your home or workplace). In either case, it is important that you know what your organizations emergency action plan is Business (309) 782-6107 and what you will have to do incase of an emergency. 2 Stop eating, drinking or smoking immediately. Shut and lock all exterior doors and windows, all air Police The American Red Cross, Ready.gov, and FEMA provide all the information you need to make your own Emergency 3 handling equipment should be turned off by a EMERGENCY Phone 9-1-1 Action Plan. You can call the Red Cross at (309) 743-2166 designated person. Business (309) 782-2686 or visit their Website at www.redcross.org. In the meantime, it makes good sense to put together some emergency 4 Proceed to your designated shelter. supplies for your home, workplace, and car. To improve your shelters efficiency seal all vents and 5 door jams with plastic sheeting and duct tape. If your shelter has a window make sure to cover it with plastic sheeting and duct tape. For a chemical emergency higher is better because A battery powered or A water purification kit in the 6 most chemicals are heavier than air. wind-up radio. event you can’t boil water Fire_____________________________________________ if a “Boil Order” is issued by Flashlights with fresh health and safety officials. 7 For a radiological emergency internal rooms in the basement or down low in the facility are best. The Police___________________________________________ batteries more shielding (walls) the better. A one week supply of food Sheriff___________________________________________ A first aid kit including that doesn’t need emergency medications refrigeration, a manual can 8 For a biological emergency outside higher is better and internal rooms with rooms on the outside Public Health______________________________________ opener, and eating utensils. perimeter are best as they act as a buffer. A cell phone Emergency Services (ensure its charged) Trash bags, duct tape, and Disaster Agency________________________________ sheets of plastic, and Stored water in sealed disposable gloves. Highway conditions_________________________________ GENESIS unbreakable containers, *Genesis Medical Center one gallon for each Fire extinguishers Poison Control_____________________________________ 1227 East Rusholme St., Davenport, IA 52803 person for each day up General Information (563) 421-1000 to one week. Water Add a shovel, booster American Red Cross________________________________ should be replaced every cables, fix-a-flat, and flares In some emergencies, you may be asked to evacuate your Genesis Medical Center six months. for your car. building but also the entire installation in your POV. In that 1401 West Central Park, Davenport, IA 52804 case, you’ll want to be familiar with the RIA Employee General Information (563) 421-1000 Emergency Guide. This guide will inform you how to proceed Community Crisis Line (563) 421-2975 incase the entire installation is to evacuate. Depending on which quadrant you are in you will have to exit through Genesis Medical Center DeWitt specific gates regardless of which one you normally use. 1118 11th St., DeWitt, IA 52742 This guide will help clear the installation in an orderly and (563) 659-4200 speedy manner to help protect the safety of all employees. Every school has an emergency plan that includes evacuation Your organizations emergency plan or SOP should explain Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus destinations. Call your child’s school now to find the location where you are to assemble if this action is initiated. 801 Illini Drive, Silvis, IL 61282 and write it down here: (Off Colona Road & 10th St.) (309) 792-9363 Also, find out what you or a designated person will need to provide in order to pick up your child. In the event of an TRININTY evacuation. You will be notified by school officials where and *West Campus when your child can be picked up, so make certain the school 2701 17th St., Rock Island, IL has a way of reaching you. Radio or television stations may (309) 779-5000 also carry instructions. Finally make sure your child has identification and phone numbers to reach family or friends. 7th Street Campus 500 John Deere Rd., Moline, IL (309) 799-5000 Terrace Park 4500 Utical Ridge Rd., Bettendorf, IA (563) 742-5000 Exposure to radiation can occur Local radio and television stations will provide Destructive weather and its from a nuclear explosion, an potential for loss of life, injury, and Biological agents are bacteria information in the event of a major accident in a nuclear power extensive property damage are and toxins that can cause emergency. A NOAA Weather radio is a good plant, or a terrorist attack with a always a concern. disease in people. source of weather related emergencies and “dirty bomb” (conventional explosives will give sufficient warning in the event you packaged with radioactive materials). The following tips will help keep you safe: need to shelter. In some instances, the In all cases: Protection during a biological event depends Emergency Alert System may be activated. Tornado: Your organizations emergency plan on the agent being used. Specific emergency instructions will be or SOP should have identified a shelter on TIME: Decrease the amount of time you the lowest floor away from windows (some 1 spend near the source of radiation. For example, anthrax can only affect people who broadcast by: buildings may have sufficient protection come into direct contact with it and cannot be RADIO based on the building structure and type of DISTANCE: Increase your distance from FM 103.7 WLLR windows). Make yourself available for 2 passed on from person to person. However, the source. Smallpox is highly contagious and would require AM 1420‡ WOC accountability. Contact your floor/area isolating people who have been exposed. For marshal warden for your specific tornado shelter information. For more information 3 SHIELDING: Increase the shielding some biological events, immunizations may be TELEVISION between you and the radiation. Shielding recommended prior if there is a good chance a refer to TAB H in the RIA employee can be anything. Depending on the level of certain agent will be used, in others antibiotics will WHBF Channel 4 emergency guide. radioactive materials used-a plate glass be prescribed once a release has occurred. In KWQC Channel 6 window to several feet of concrete- can response to an ongoing biological event, local WQAD Channel 8 Earthquake: create a protective barrier between you and authorities may give orders for SHELTER IN When the Shaking Starts: DROP to the the radiation source. It will be very PLACE (taking refuge in a small, interior room with Emergency instructions will provide ground, COVER yourself with a sturdy table important to listen for emergency few or no windows) or EVACUATION. information on whether to evacuate or shelter or desk and HOLD on tight. If there is no information about the level and location of in place. If you are ordered to evacuate, the sturdy furniture near by crouch in a near by the source of radiation. radio announcements will also advise you on inside corner, cover head and face with your arms. Stay away from outside walls, doors the safest place to go. and windows. STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE SHAKING STOPS. After the Shaking Stops: Get to a safe What NOT TO DO in an Emergency place outdoors following your organizations Most CBRN agents are decontaminated using the emergency plan or SOP. Assume there will same procedures. First off it is of the utmost be aftershocks. Listen to officials for Chemical agents are poisonous gases, Do NOT go to the hospital except in the case importance that you stay calm so you can think instructions. If you smell gas notify the 9-1-1 liquids or solids that can cause injury, illness clearly. It is important to know that removing your of a medical emergency. dispatcher. If you know how to shut it off do and death. Chemical emergencies can be clothes as quickly as possible will eliminate 80-90% it. BUT REMEMBER: Only a professional caused by industrial accidents, or through of the contamination. Once you have removed your Do NOT light matches or turn electrical should turn it back on. Contact your floor/area the intentional release of harmful chemicals. clothing you will want to put them in a sealed plastic switches on or off if you smell gas or think marshal warden for your specific earthquake bag so the contamination does not spread. The there may be a leak. It is safe to use a procedures. For more information refer to MABAS 43 Haz-Mat team will provide TAB I in the RIA employee emergency guide. Protection from chemical agents varies. flashlight. Also Do NOT use a regular phone. decontamination for employees at the Rock Island Either SHELTER-IN-PLACE or Cell phones are safe to use. Arsenal. The Haz-Mat team will direct victims to Flood: Avoid moving water. If you have to EVACUATION orders may be given to remove their clothing and shower with the equipment walk in water, walk where the water is not provide protection. Local authorities will they provide. The first decontamination you may go Do NOT turn off any utilities unless you have moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of give these orders only when necessary. through will be a gross decontamination which is been told to by emergency authorities – or the ground in front of you. Stay out of any Gas masks and protective clothing may help merely passing through a spray of water from a fire unless you know there has been some building if it is surrounded by flood water. hose or something similar. This will remove the bulk damage to gas pipes, water pipes or electrical in some instances, but cannot protect you Avoid driving in flood waters, a foot of water of the contamination. Some agents may require a can float most vehicles including SUVs and from contaminated food or water. However, lines. bleach and water solution while others may just be Pickup trucks. Contact your floor/area not all such gear sold today is suitable for soap and water. This will be administered using a marshal warden for your specific flood protection. Learn before you buy. decontamination vehicle or tent with shower heads Do NOT drive your vehicle unless you have procedures. For more information refer to and spray wands. Listen to the emergency officials been advised to evacuate or you have a TAB I in the RIA employee emergency guide. for instructions on how you should proceed. Once medical emergency. Be sure to check on you are completed you will be checked to make sure road conditions or travel restrictions. the contamination has been removed and to see if you exhibit any symptoms of exposure. You will be Do NOT call 9-1-1 except in the case of a life- sent to a hospital where they may decontaminate threatening situation. It is very important to you once again and check and treat you for any symptoms you may exhibit. keep these lines open for true emergencies.
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