Emergency Preparedness from Honeywell
Emergency preparedness can save lives. Honeywell gives a small presentation on how to make sure that your family is safe even in the most stressful circumstances.
The Emergency Preparedness Plan.
In todays’ time, it’s crucial to prepare your home and family for emergency situations. To assist you, we’ve created the following checklist. Based on the federal emergency’s guidelines. This information will help you to create an emergency plan. It’s important to have a plan that will help you when you are at home. On this DVD, we’ve given you a variety of fire prevention information. It’s also important to discuss with your family the dangers of severe weather, earthquakes, and other emergencies so you’ll know how to react to them.
For each type of emergency, you should discuss the safe spots in your home. For example during an earthquake, you should hide under a sturdy table or desk, or under an inside wall where nothing can fall on you. In another section of this DVD, we talked bout creating a fire escape plan. It’s also important to draw a blueprint of your house to draw escape routes for other emergency conditions.
Emergency meeting places should be discussed with family members. One should be near your home in a fire emergency. For other disasters you should discuss a meeting place inside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. Emergency phone numbers should be posted near telephones. It’s also important to teach children how and when to call 911 or your local emergency number, police or the fire department. In addition you should teach your children the number of one out of state and one local friend or relative to call if your separated during a disaster. Family members should know what to do in power outages. You should also show family members how to turn off the water, gas and electricity at the main switches. To handle personal injuries it’s a great idea to take a basic first aid and CPR class. Family records should be stored in a water and fireproof container. You should prepare a disaster supply kit in an easy to carry container such as a backpack or a duffle bag. What should be kept in a disaster supply kit? Well the following items are important: keep a supply of water in a sealed unbreakable container .A good rule of to follow is one gallon per person per day. Mark the date on each container and replace these items every six months. Keep a supply of non-perishable packaged or can food and a non electric can opener. Store a change of clothing for each family member that includes rain-gear, and sturdy shoes. Keep blankets or sleeping bags, compiles a first aid kit that includes prescription medications, an extra pair of glasses, should also be kept for those that wear prescription lenses. Keep a battery powered radio and flashlight and plenty of extra batteries. You’ll also need credit cards and cash, an extra set of car keys.A list of family physicians and a list of important family information such as the star and serial number of medical devices like a pacemaker. Special items like infants and disabled family members should also be included. It’s very wise to prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle. It should contain the following items: a battery powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries, blanket, a shovel, booster cables, fire extinguisher ,first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food: such as granola bars, maps, flairs and a tire repair kit and pump.
If the need to evacuate occurs here is information you should know. Listen to a battery powered radio for the location of emergency shelters. Follow the instructions of local officials. Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes. Take your disaster supply kit, lock your house, use travel routs specified by local officials. If you have some time do the following: let others know where you left and where you’re going. Make arrangements for pets since animals ay not be allowed in public shelters. If instructed to do so, shut off water, gas and electricity.
We hope you never have to use this information in this community but by being prepared, you’ll know that you’re doing your part to keep your family safe.