Wednesday, April 16, 2014
     

FIFTEEN DISASTER DRILLS

 

#1 Fire Drill. Training should include: how to call 911, how to check the batteries in the smoke detectors, how to use a fire extinguisher, how to warn everyone in the house about a fire, how to escape from the house if it is on fire, where to meet after escaping from the house, common sense rules about when to try to extinguish a fire and when to just leave.

Drill #1 Fire Drill Evaluation: what worked, what didn’t, what needs prectice.

#2. First Aid Drill. Training should include: how to call 911, where the first aid kit is located, what is in the first aid kit and how to use each item, how to perform CPR, how to perform the Heimlich maneuver, basic first aid skills.

#2 First Aid Drill Evaluation: what worked, what didn’t, what needs improvement).

#3 Lockdown Drill. Training should include: who is responsible for closing and locking each door and window, who is secondarily responsible for this action if the primary person isn't present,  how to set the security alarm/system, how to turn on the surveillance system, how to perform these tasks as quickly as possible and in what situations these actions would be necessary, location of  the safe room and what procedure to follow once in the safe room.

#3 Lockdown Drill Evaluation  what worked, what didn’t, what needs work.

#4 Emergency Evacuation Drill. Training should include: what to include in each persons disaster kit, which  vehicle will be used for evacuation, how to quickly access each person’s disaster kit and put it in the vehicle, what other items should be taken when evacuating and how to get them quickly, what to do with pets, how to secure the home before leaving, and how quickly everyone can complete the above tasks, get in the vehicle and leave the home.

#4 Evacuation Drill Evaluation  what worked, what didn’t, what needs to be worked on).

#5 Natural Disaster Drill. Training should include: what specific steps to take during a tornado/flood etc. what steps to take during the actual event (ie: holing up in the basement during a tornado,  and what steps to take after the event (turning off the power/water/natural gas).

#5 Natural Disaster Drill Evaluation:  what worked well, what didn’t, what needs work

#6 Communications Drill. Training should include: who to contact during an emergency (parents, neighbor, relative in another town, relative in another state) and their phone numbers/email addresses,  what is an emergency and what information to provide.

#6 Communications Drill Evaluation: (what worked, what didn’t, what things need to be worked on).

#7 Meeting Place Drill. Training should include: where to meet in your neighborhood if you cannot return home, where to meet in your town/city, where to meet in the next town, where to meet across the country should your entire state be devastated. Include exact locations, how long to wait, and how to leave a message if you are unable to wait any longer at the location.

Drill #7 Meeting Place Drill Evaluation: what worked, what didn’t, what needs work.