Wi Emergency And Disaster 2016

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IntroductionThe information provided in the following training contains essential elements on Emergency and Disaster preparedness and response. Should you have questions or need additional clarification on any material presented in this training, please consult with your supervisor. Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this course the Learner will be able to:Explain the principles of Emergency and Disaster preparedness and response. Demonstrate ability to respond effectively and appropriately in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. Max Duration: 30 Minutes Passing Score: 80%


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A policy review
  • 2. 
    —The purpose of both policies is to provide procedures to be used in events to assure the safety and well being of both individuals served and employees.——They are separate because of the definitions.—Emergency is defined as an event that threatens the health and safety of individuals and/or the buildings they occupy in a limited geographical area. Local first responders can reasonably be expected to provide the emergency assistance needed in a relatively short period of time.—Disaster is defined as an event that threatens the health and safety of individuals and the infrastructure that supports them in a broad geographical area. Because of the magnitude of the area involved, they cannot depend on first responders. They can expect to receive instructions from the first responder agencies. —The emergency plan identifies that each program have a site specific emergency plan that addresses:—
    • —Unconscious or non-responsive individual
    • —Accident or serious illness
    • —Missing individual
    • —Fire or explosion
    • —Dangerous weather conditions
    • —Power failure
    • —Other emergencies that the site area has a history of occurrences.
    —The disaster plan identifies that each state has a designated Safety Committee, responsible for designing, implementing and regularly reviewing the 4 phases of disaster planning: —
    • —Mitigating hazards
    • —Preparation of disaster responses
    • —Responding to a disaster
    • —Recovering from disaster
  • 3. 
    The following picture shot is of two of the forms you will find right when opening your folder.  We like to call this the "calm down" pages.  Take a breath - think of what is going on.  Are people safe?  Have I called everyone I needed to?  Do I understand the instructions from my supervisor and can I execute them.  If I am working with a EMS situation, who are my contacts...etc.
  • 4. 
      All employees will be trained in the phases of disaster management for the disasters that have a high probability of occurring in their locale. There are site-specific procedures.Also remember that if you are in a car while a torando hits, get out and go to the lowest lying area you can, preferably a ditch.  Don't listen to those old myths about underpass's either - they aren't safe - don't use them for shelter in a storm.According to Acuweather.com,while the peak occurrences for severe weather events in the United States happen between March and October, severe weather can occur at any time. In order to save lives, branches of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will issue public watches and warnings.Knowing the difference between the two can prepare individuals for the necessary steps to take when considering the threat of severe weather. Watches and warnings issued to the public are based on different criteria.Watches are issued by the NOAA's SPC, and warnings are issued by local offices of the National Weather Service (NWS)."A watch is issued when conditions are favorable, for example, either for a severe thunderstorm or tornadoes," AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. "It doesn't mean severe weather is imminent.""Typical watches cover about 25,000 square miles, or about half the size of Iowa," according to the SPC.Kottlowski said there are no set criteria for issuing watches, but if the conditions seem consistent with a developing severe weather pattern, watches can be changed and altered by monitoring ongoing developments."It can vary," he said. "There is not just one set of ingredients; every watch may have a different set of perimeters from one day to the next since it is based on a synoptic situation that may change within several hours."Warnings mean that severe weather is imminent and is based on specific criteria and existing reports received by the NWS.The criteria include hail that totals more than 1 inch in diameter and wind speeds of 55 mph."Lightning is not a criteria for a severe thunderstorm warning," Kottlowski said. "Heavy rain is not either."Warnings must follow the two main criteria, he said, adding urban flood and stream advisories, flash flood watches and warnings, and flood watches and warnings, may accompany a storm with heavy rain. Warnings are issued through the efforts of individuals working for the NWS.  "The way a warning is issued is that a meteorologist will monitor the weather by radar and look for particular areas where there could be high impact damage," Kottlowski said. "They will issue a warning and there will be a signature for an existing storm or developing tornado."Trained NWS spotters will verify reports of rotation or storm damage."This gives the meteorologists confidence in what they are seeing on radar," he said.   
    • 5. 
      You will learn more about Fire Safety in your Fire Safety class, however there a couple things that we like to give you to remember right away before that. 1. RACEE Racee is an acronym that stands for Rescue, Alarm, Control, Evacuate & Extinguish Rescue all of those in the immidiate area. Alarm everyone by having alarms set to go off in case of fire, calling 911 and your supervisor once safe.Contain the fire by closing doors behind youEvacuate everyone from the homeExtingush the fire if it. 
      • A.) Smaller than a basketball
      • B.) You feel confident to put out the fire
      • C.) You will not get hurt
       Use the following acrynom to use a extinguisher:PASS - Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep Pull the pinAim the nossle towards the fire and towards the base of it.Squeeze the nozzleSweep it back and fourth until the fire is out or you have exhausted the extinguisher. 
    • 6. 
      Tips on General Severe Weather:·Listen to the radio for current weather information and instructions until all clear.·Stay indoors.·Take emergency kit to the safety location defined by the type of severe weather.·Shut down/unplug all unnecessary equipment.·Be prepared to take shelter.EarthQuake:
      • Go outside if you can
      • Prepare to take shelter
      • Chemical or Hazerdous Spill
      • Turn off all fans and shut all outside vents.
      • Refer to MSDS
      • Take shelter at: Designated Red Cross  or media reported Shelter.
      Terrorist Attack: 
      • Remain Calm
      • Stay away from windows and glass
      If you are trapped in debris: 
      • Turn off all fans and shut all outside vents.
      • Refer to MSDS
      • Take shelter at: Designated Red Cross  or media reported Shelter.
      Bomb Threats:
      • Take the call seriously
      • Evacuate immidiately
      • Do not use electronic devices including cell phones around search site
      • call 911
      • let police look for the bomb, you do not
      • Try to write down the caller's exact words
      • Report
    • 7. 
      True or False: One reason that there are two seperate policies is because of the amount of geographic area affected.
      • A. 

        True

      • B. 

        False

    • 8. 
      True or False:—The disaster plan identifies that each state has a designated Safety Committee, responsible for designing, implementing and regularly reviewing the 4 phases of disaster planning:— 
      • A. 

        True

      • B. 

        False

    • 9. 
      The difference between a watch and a warning in regards to tornadoes is that a watch means the weather is in such a way that a tornado could feesably occur whereas a warning means it is imminent.  
      • A. 

        True

      • B. 

        False

    • 10. 
      What angle should your car be at if you are driving and there is a tornado you are needing to move away from?
      • A. 

        88 degrees

      • B. 

        90 degrees

      • C. 

        45 degrees

      • D. 

        It doesn't matter as long as you can't see it anymore in your rearview mirror

    • 11. 
      True or False: It is okay to put out a fire the size of a 60" television set
      • A. 

        True

      • B. 

        False

    • 12. 
      True or False: PASS stands for Pull, Alarm, Squeeze and Sweep
      • A. 

        True

      • B. 

        False

    • 13. 
      Never close doors behind you while evacuating
      • A. 

        True

      • B. 

        False

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