Areas that are covered
Here is an overview of the areas we'll cover in our discussion.
If you're motivated and have the time to develop your own program,
please feel free to use this list as a guide for your own preparations.
If you need or would like help, contact me.
Please note that each topic heading below is a link that leads to
another whole page of detailed information.
- A big earthquake won't be like a tornado;
it is likely to be more like Katrina.
- Electric shutoff.
- Water shutoff.
- Gas shutoff.
- Gas appliances, especially water heaters.
- Falling objects: furniture, books, kitchen cabinets.
- Broken glass - shoes tied to bed.
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Fire extinguishers.
- Fire information and drills.
- Regular grocery-store food.
- Camping food.
- Canned storage food.
- Pouched storage food.
- Lifeboat rations.
- Bulk grains and legumes.
- Comfort food.
- How much do you need?
- Your water heater.
- Lifeboat packets.
- Aseptic boxes.
- Bottled water.
- Boxed bags.
- Water cooler bottles.
- Re-used containers.
- Treating water for storage.
- Improvised sources and filters.
- First aid Training.
- A first aid kit.
- Waste containers and disinfectant.
- Battery-operated flashlights and lanterns.
- Automobile lights.
- Faraday flashlights.
- Crank flashlights.
- Glow sticks.
- Solar power.
- Camping lanterns.
- Kerosene lamps.
- Shelter from the elements.
- Heat and blankets.
- AM/FM radios.
- Shortwave radios.
- Battery rotation.
Tools and equipment
- Sturdy shoes.
- Work gloves.
- Multiple locations.
- Accessibility after an earthquake.
- Environmental conditions.
- Babies and the elderly.
Maintaining your plan
- Rotation of supplies.
- Email reminders.
Initial responses to fire
- What to expect.
- How long you have to get out.
- Using a fire extinguisher.
Initial responses to earthquake
The above items related to earthquakes are more than enough
for one visit, but there are a few other things you might be
interested in. These are not covered in a typical visit,
but if you have questions please ask.
- How to ride it out.
- Wearing shoes.
- Checking for immediate hazards (gas, electric).
- Training available.
- What you don't know about Child Safety Seats.
- Pandemic Influenza.
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