Emergency Preparedness Go Kits - English

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“Be Ready”
Emergency Preparedness
& Your Medications
By
Susi Rodriguez Shapiro, M.S.G.
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EARTHQUAKES
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We Can’t PREDICT Them …
ƒ We Can’t PREVENT Them …
ƒ We Can Only PREPARE for
Them …
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So What Should We Do?
DROP
COVER
HOLD-ON
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After an Earthquake
Check for Injuries – Provide
First Aid
Check for Safety & Gas Leaks
Expect After-Shocks
Turn on Radio & Listen for
instructions from public safety
agencies
Calm Yourself Down
Activate Your Plan
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Survival Items to keep on Hand
Fire Extinguisher
Wrench / Crow Bar
7-day Rx Medications
Portable Fire Escape
Ladder for 2nd floors
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Make a “Go-Kit”
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So What Should Be In A Go-Kit ???
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“Go-Kit” Preparation
Ensure you have 7-days of Rx Meds in your
“Go Kit” and a bottle of water
Have a list of your meds by name, including
dose and frequency.
“File
of
Life
” packet
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Include COPIES of:
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Digital Records / Inventory
COPIES of Insurance Policies
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For Re-Uniting
Missing People or
Pets
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Emergency Info
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Additional Items to Consider:
Food (non-perishable)
Roll of Toilet Paper
Disposable Underwear
Spare Eye Glasses
Hand Sanitizer
Extra Underwear & Socks
Pet Supplies (food, leash, carrier, etc)
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If You Have To Evacuate
Leave a Note in Plain
Sight saying Where
YOU Can Be Found
Money (small denominations)
Take Your “Go Kit”
(Important Docs, Rx Meds,
Basic Supplies)
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Car Mini-Survival Kit
Non-Perishable Food / Energy Bars
Bottled Water
Pre-Moistened Towelettes / Sanitizers
Emergency Blanket
Sealable Plastic Bags / Roll of
Toilet Paper
Flashlight (Fresh Batteries)
First Aid Kit
Sturdy Shoes or Boots
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Remember . . .
Put YOUR name on the
front of the Go-Kit
Put it in a Safe & Easy
place to find
Check the kit often
Refresh items as
needed
BE PREPARED!
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Resources & Websites
“BE READY” Classes
www.readyla.com
www.emergency.lacity.org
www.ready.gov
www.earthquakecountry.info
www.aging.lacity.org
Federal Emergency Mgmt Agency (FEMA)
Community Emergency Response Teams
. . . and More
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Thank You !
Q & A
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(800) 510-2020
www.aging.lacity.org
or
City Operator “311”