Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The 12 Tools You Need for Survival

Emergency Essentials LLC

"Preparing for emergency situations and natural disasters may seem overwhelming—but it doesn’t need to be. We’re here to make it as easy as possible.

That’s why we’ve created this list:

It’s a simple road-map to help you get all the gear you need to stay safe and healthy in a crisis.

Whether you live on a dozen acres of your own land or in a studio apartment in the city, this list will help you gather just the right food, shelter, and supplies that make sense for you and your family."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Disaster Response Drill In Draper

Disaster response drill in Draper fosters interagency cooperation

"...Prior to the drill, 30 students from the school's pre-med and drama clubs were selected and given a particular set of injuries, which nurses and doctors had to accurately identify based on reported symptoms before assigning the student to a treatment area.

Inside the makeshift care unit, nurses, doctors, lab personnel, pharmacists, radiologists and security officers busily arranged equipment and admitted patients. Posters lined the walls to designate areas for whatever treatment needs may arise, including emergency treatment, surgery, obstetrics and terminal care.

"It's hard to anticipate every scenario of what you would need to treat patients," said Carolyn Kunz, a registered nurse at Lone Peak Hospital..."

Read the entire article written by Morgan Jacobsen. posted at ksl.com, by clicking on the link below:

Monday, October 27, 2014

15 Essential Items To Keep In Your Car

"Opinions vary among car owners as to what must absolutely be kept in a car. The athletic and active young man always carries a football or Frisbee in the backseat and the photographer carries a tripod in the trunk.

The dog lover carries tennis balls and an assortment of chew toys and the frequent dater carries a pack of gum in the console in-between the driver and passenger seats.

Despite the different lifestyles of drivers they can all agree that there are certain items that should be carried at all times."

Click on the following link from KSL.com to see 15 essential items to keep in your car.

Monday, October 13, 2014


Great News for District 6!

The VIGILANT GUARD EXERCISE – a citywide emergency preparedness drill for CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members, Red Cross shelter management volunteers, and amateur radio operators - will be held on the East Bench at INDIAN HILLS Elementary School on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd from 6:00-9:00pm.   If you are CERT trained, Red Cross shelter management trained, or a licensed ham radio operator in the area, please join to refresh your skills before winter arrives.

This is a run through for SLC’s S.A.F.E Neighborhoods program.

To learn more about the S.A.F.E Neighborhoods program and to sign up for shelter management training, please visit:

Information on CERT and trainings can be found here:

For more information, contact Alexis Kruel at alexis@kruel.cc  or John Flynt (SLC Emergency Management Coordinator) at John.Flynt@slcgov.com.

 (This drill is also taking place at McGills School on the same date but I don’t have the exact times for that. –Alexis)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

An Utterly Terrifying Risk Assessment of California's Next Big Earthquake

Scientists don't know when California's next great earthquake will strike, but they do know just about everything else about it, and the potential ramifications are terrifying: impotent rescue services, widespread fires, and no fresh water for months.

And yet California officials haven't done much to prepare for such an immense disaster, said Lucy Jones, a seismologist at the U.S. Geological Service, at The Atlantic's CityLab 2014 summit in Los Angeles. “There's so much that science knows about what's going to happen, and we're seeing that not being used," she said.

Jones is working with the L.A. government to create a seismic-resilience plan, and she had a dire warning for other California cities that don't brace for the worst from the San Andreas fault. Click on the link below to read the article posted at MSN.com from John Metcalfe at CityLab.com.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Know Your Neighbors, Get Involved In Community Preparedness

Whether you just moved into your neighborhood a week ago or you’ve lived there for 25 years, getting to know your neighbors has always been an important part of a functioning society. It can also be helpful in a crisis, because after a disaster occurs, the people in closest proximity to you – and the people who will be able to help you most immediately – are your neighbors.

They may need your help as well. Research reported by FEMA says that people often are not as prepared for disasters as they think they are. Forty percent of survey respondents said they did not have household plans in the event of an emergency, and nearly 60 percent did not know their community’s evacuation routes. Almost 20 percent of responders said they had a functional disability that would affect their ability to respond during a disaster, but only 25 percent of those people have made arrangements to or alerted others to their disability in case of an event. In a different survey, 46 percent of people said they expect to rely on people in their neighborhood for assistance in the first 72 hours after a disaster.

There are several ways to find out what you can do to help. If you live in an area that is known for disaster events or has had them recently, it can be as simple as asking them how they dealt with any previous incidents. Their feedback can teach you what precautions are the most effective for the situation.

You can also organize your neighbors with the help of local service groups such as Citizen Corps Councils, Neighborhood Watch teams, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), as well as local fire and police departments and emergency management agencies. Their input can help you figure out your neighborhood’s biggest needs.

FEMA also recommends hosting meetings with family, friends and neighbors to plan service projects, set service goals, and learn about existing local emergency response plans. Community-based organizations often lack the capacity to manage large numbers of volunteers, so they need individuals to organize themselves and work alongside them.

Follow FEMA online at www.twitter.com/FEMASandy, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/FEMASandy, www.facebook.com/fema, www.fema.gov/blog, and www.youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at www.twitter.com/craigatfema.

The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Become A Licensed Amateur (ham) Radio Operator

Dear East Bench/Foothill residents.

We are seeking to increase the number of licensed amateur (ham) radio operators here on the East Bench and Foothill area.  Ham operators are a critical component in our ability to community with city officials and emergency responders during a disaster.  If we can talk with them when cell phone, land-lines, and Internet are down, we will be able to get help to arrive to the area more quickly.


If you've ever considered becoming an amateur radio technician, now's the time.  Radios are now the size of a walky-talky, you don't need to learn Morse Code, and learning can be done online, through books, and self-study.

There are a few of us who have indicated interest in getting licensed this year - it does require a license from the FCC which is obtained after passing an exam - and we welcome you to join us. We plan to have a question/answer session this fall with our ham radio leaders to help us with any concepts that may seem unclear.

There are two exam sessions scheduled this year in SLC at the SL County Complex.  One is on October 4th, the other on December 6th.  It would be fantastic if everyone interested could sit for the exam by the end of the year.  Here's where you can find the exam schedule http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session.  Some people study solely from manuals or online and attend a testing session to obtain their license.  Here is a schedule of many of the test sessions locally in the coming months: http://www.xmission.com/~uarc/testinfo.html .  If you go the self study route, as many of us will, you would need to check if the session you choose would be open or allows only class participants to test.

Below is all of the info you need to get started...

Getting Started with Ham Radio

1.  Understand the basics of ham radio.

2.  Prepare for the exam

Find a class to attend or study online
Check out The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual from the library or buy your own copy or take the study course online (more expensive).
If you are already have a good background with electronics, you could probably review the FCC rules and regulations that apply to Amateur Radio and pass the test without a class. Download the question pools to ensure your knowledge is adequate.

3.  Take online practice tests (you will first test for the lowest level of Technician, but can take exams for General and Extra Class licenses; select the appropriate level from the links)

4.  Schedule and take the real exam.

5.  Set up a station.

6.  Get on the air and get involved by networking with other ham radio operators in the community.

"Technician" is the entry-level license by the FCC as an amateur radio operator, "General" is next, and "Extra" is highest.  The pool of questions changes every four years for the Technician level exam, and the newest manuals are available now for the 2014 - 2018 exams.

There are two manuals published for the Technician level:

     *  The ARRL Technician Class License Manual (http://www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual-3rd-Edition/) and

     *  The manual by Gordon West (http://www.w5yi.org/catalog_details.php?pid=76&sort=4)

Online Manuals and Practice Tests

     * When studying for the Technician exam, some prefer the Gordon West manual, but ARRL has some nice help online at http://www.arrl.org/ham-radio-license-manual.

     * This online practice exam is also highly recommended: http://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/index.html

     * You can preview and practice online for free (e.g., http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=5626 and http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=19673), although you don't get personalized tracking of your scores and weak areas as you would at the subscription site.

     * You can see more free sites at:   http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Ham_Radio/Exams/Exam_Practice/

     * And another practice test here http://qrz.com/hamtest/?op=start&t=t2014

     *  There are also several ham radio study/test apps available for your cell phone or tablet.  Take it on the go!

General information about obtaining a license in amateur radio:

     *  http://www.qrz.com/i/ham-radio-howto.html.


Q: Do you have to know Morse Code to get an Amateur Radio license?

A: NO!

Q: Why is amateur radio helpful in emergencies?

A: When traditional communication methods (landlines, cell phones) fail, ham radio is available.

Q: Is ham radio expensive?

A: It varies just as much as buying a television varies. You could go for a small radio with fewer options or a very expensive unit with all the bells and whistles. When you're licensed there will be many other hams who are willing to give suggestions.  A good handheld radio is approximately $140.

What can becoming a ham do for you?  During emergencies and everyday life, amateur radio operators can contact family members who are also licensed.  Hams provide valuable service to their communities during disasters when the usual modes of communications are not functioning.  Hams who participate in clubs or public service events such as Scouting For Food Drive, marathons or parades develop a camaraderie that lasts for years.  And ham radio can be just plain fun!

(Many thanks to Susan Smith for much of the content of this email!)

Captial City News Interview: SAFE Neighborhoods

Poonam Kumar interviews Salt Lake City's Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, John Flynt, about the statewide SAFE Neighborhoods program and earthquake safety.

S.A.F.E. Neighborhood Program Prepares Residents for Disasters Program helps train residents to open and operate neighborhood shelters.
Salt Lake City, in partnership with the Salt Lake City School District and the American Red Cross Utah Region, will launch the Schools Aid Families in Emergencies (S.A.F.E.) Neighborhood Program to better prepare residents for a disaster. The program centers on training community members to open and operate American Red Cross-supported shelters at their local elementary schools following a major disaster.

SAFE Neighborhoods training available

Announcement from John Flynt, Community Preparedness Coordinator for SLC

Hello Everyone,

The school year is upon us and we need to give the SAFE Neighborhoods program a big push to educate and encourage Salt Lake City residents to play a part in making sure they are as prepared as possible for a catastrophic event.

Below are two lists of dates that have been set to provide different levels of the SAFE Neighborhoods program training. The first list is of the specific schools listing the level of training and date that will be provided at each. The second list is of training sessions I have scheduled to hold at the new Public Safety Building.

This program started as a pilot program for Salt Lake City but I am pleased to say that as of this year will be implemented throughout the Wasatch Front and by next year, potentially state wide. Please help promote the program as much as you can as it is quickly becoming a critical component of state-wide disaster preparedness planning. This being the case, we are currently developing a new interactive website and will be updating fliers and other literature over the next couple of weeks. I will send out notices and updates as they are completed.

If you have distribution/contact lists for groups with which you communicate and/or coordinate regularly, please distribute this information to them and consider sharing them with my office (Emergency Management).

Schools currently scheduled:

• Lowell Elementary – District 3
1. SAFE Orientation – September 16th, 2014 at 6:30-8:30pm
2. Shelter Fundamentals – September 27th, 2014 at 9:00am-1:00pm

• Wasatch Elementary – District 3
1. SAFE Orientation – November 18th, 2014 at 6:30-8:30pm
2. Shelter Fundamentals – December 6th, 2014 at 9:00am-1:00pm

• Bennion Elementary – District 4
1. SAFE Orientation – October 7th, 2014 at 6:30-8:30pm
2. Shelter Fundamentals October 25th, 2014 at 9:00am-1:00pm

• Bonneville Elementary – District 6
1. SAFE Orientation – October 21st, 2014 at 6:30-8:30pm
2. Shelter Fundamentals – November 8th, 2014 at 9:00am-1:00pm

• Uintah Elementary – District 6
1. SAFE Orientation – September 30th, 2014 at 6:30-8:30pm
2. Shelter Fundamentals – October 11th, 2014 at 9:00am-1:00pm

• Nibley Elementary – District 7
1. SAFE Orientation – November 4th, 2014 at 6:30-8:30pm
2. Shelter Fundamentals – November 22nd, 2014 at 9:00am-1:00pm

In addition to the school training dates, these are training sessions and dates scheduled to be held at the PSB.

Date                                Training                       Time 
9-13-2014                       Shelter Manager          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
10-18 & 25-2014            DIST                            9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
12-4 &11-2014               Shelter Manager          5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
1-6, 13, 20, & 27-2015   DIST                            5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
2-21-2015                       Shelter Manager           9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
3-7 & 14-2015                DIST                            9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
4-21 & 23-2015              Shelter Manager          5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
5-5,12,19,26-2015          DIST                            5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

DIST = Disaster Instructor Service Training (Train the Trainer course)

Thank you everyone for your time and contributions to the program!

Click on the following link for more information:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Making an emergency plan for your pets

I ran across an interesting article from CNN about making sure you have an emergency plan set up for your pets. I was mostly surprised by how similar the suggestions for pet emergency kits were for the suggestions for human emergency kits.

To read the full article and see the 10 tips to help kick-start your emergency plans, click on the link below:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Fair


SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


1400 SOUTH  1900 EAST

Bring your friends and neighbors for a great night of emergency education and enjoyment!

If you have any questions, please call
Amy Carmen at 801-486-1051.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

September is National Preparedness Month. This year's theme is "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare." Ready.gov will focus on the following topics:

Week 1 - How to reconnect with family after a disaster.

Week 2 - How to plan for specific needs before a disaster.

Week 3 - How to build an emergency kit.

Week 4 & 5 - How to practice for an emergency.

For more information, click on the link below:

Emergency Preparedness at Work and School

"Natural disasters and emergencies may not normally occur while you are at home where your emergency supplies and food storage are kept. Because of this, it is important to have an emergency plan for the various places your family spends time. Our homes, schools and workplaces should have site-specific preparations for an emergency."


Emergency Essentials has posted a great article for thoughts on what to include in these kits.  Click on the link below to read the article:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Water Barrel Stands

Water Barrel Stands

Short on space but want more water barrels? Then perhaps these Water Barrel Stand Plans could be what you’re looking for. This article shows you how to build stands in order to stack 55 gallon barrels one atop another, even several wide.

Remember that water is very heavy (one filled 55 gallon drum weights about 450 pounds) so be sure you follow the directions carefully and don’t cut corners.

Click this link for a printer friendly copy of instructions

See a quick view of the instructions below

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Earthquakes - Tips For Preparing Children

Children need to be prepared for
an earthquake as much as adults, if not more.

Infants and Toddlers

For infants and toddlers, special emphasis should be placed on making their environment as safe as

  • Cribs should be placed away from windows and tall, unsecured bookcases and shelves that could slide or topple.
  • A minimum of a 72-hour supply of extra water, formula, bottles, food, juices, clothing, disposable diapers, baby wipes and prescribed medications should be stored where it is most likely to be accessible after an earthquake.  Also keep an extra diaper bag with these items in your car.
  • Store strollers, wagons, blankets and cribs with appropriate wheels to evacuate infants, if necessary.
  • Install bumper pads in cribs or bassinets to protect babies during the shaking.
  • Install latches on all cupboards (not just those young children can reach) so that nothing can fall on your baby during a quake.

Preschool and School-age Children

By age three or so, children can understand what an earthquake is and how to get ready for one.  Take the time to explain what causes earthquakes in terms they’ll understand. Include your children in family discussions and planning for earthquake safety. Conduct drills and review safety procedures every six months.

  • Show children the safest places to be in each room when an earthquake hits. Also show them all possible exits from each room.
  • Use sturdy tables to teach children to Duck, Cover & Hold.
  • Teach children what to do wherever they are during an earthquake (at school, in a tall building, outdoors).
  • Make sure children’s emergency cards at school are up-to-date.
  • Although children should not turn off any utility valves, it’s important that they know what gas smells like. Advise children to tell an adult if they smell gas after an earthquake.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Community Preparedness Workshop

Community Preparedness Workshop
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Public Safety Building
475 S 300 E
Salt Lake City, UT

Dear Salt Lake City Community Members,

The 3nd Quarter 2014 Community Preparedness Workshop has been scheduled. Please join us at the workshop on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Continental breakfast will be offered at 8:00 am. Welcome and opening address will begin at 8:30.

This workshop will be divided into three sessions. The first session will cover the proper use of FRS radios. If you have an FRS radio, bring it to the workshop. The second session will present the Fix-the-Bricks program. This program was designed to provide some basic tools to enable residents to do a preliminary assessment in determining potential structural impact of a 7.0 seismic event. The third session will be presented by structural engineer Glen Palmer. Mr. Palmer will continue the topic of structural seismic stability addressing considerations Salt Lake residents should make and steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of a seismic event to homes and buildings.

Please visit www.slcgov.com/em as soon as possible to register to attend the workshop. State “yes” or “no” in the comment section to indicate if you will be attending the breakfast. Please pass this on to anyone you feel would be interested in attending.


Community Preparedness Workshop

Saturday, August 16, 2014
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Public Safety Building
475 S 300 E
Salt Lake City, UT

  • 8:00          Sign-in & Light continental breakfast/ Welcome & Open Meeting – 
    • John Flynt/Mayor’s Office
  • 8:30           Emergency Radio Communications: How to Use FRS – 
    • Susan Smith

Numerous types of radio services are available for emergency communications.The Family Radio Service (FRS) is used for casual and emergency purposes by families, neighbors and CERTs. Pros, cons and how-to's of FRS will be covered in this presentation. If you have an FRS radio, bring it to the workshop. If you don't, this presentation may help you decide whether to get one or not.

  • 9:30           Break
  • 9:45           Fix-the-Bricks – John Flynt

This program was designed to provide some basic tools to enable residents to do a preliminary assessment in determining potential structural impact of a 7.0 seismic event. 

  • 10:45           Break
  • 11:00           Palmer Engineering – Glen Palmer

This session will be presented by structural engineer Glen Palmer. Mr. Palmer will continue the topic of structural seismic stability addressing considerations Salt Lake residents should make and steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of a seismic event to homes and buildings. A Q&A will follow.

  • 12:00           Adjourn 

Free parking is available immediately to the right as you turn on to Blair St. from 400 South, in the small parking lot to the east of Blair St. on the east side of the Public Safety Building, and on 500 South beside the Public Safety Building.

People with disabilities may make requests for reasonable accommodation no later than 48 hours in advance in order to attend this meeting. Accommodations may include alternate formats, interpreters, and other auxiliary aids. This is an accessible facility. For questions or additional information, please contact Michael Stott, ADA Coordinator, at michael.stott@slcgov.com, (801) 535-7976, or TDD (801) 535-6021.

Any questions, please contact:

John Flynt
Preparedness Coordinator
Salt Lake City Office of Emergency Management

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another Example Of Why To Store Water

As If we haven't heard enough in the news about contaminated water supplies...here is a situation 
closer to home as reported by KSL.com

For more information on how to store water for emergencies, click on the link below:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ham Radio Class in August

Ever had an interest in 
Amateur Radio?

Ever wanted to learn how we will 
relief efforts in a major disaster??

Ever wanted to add radio 
communications to your 
CERT skills

An amateur radio "Technician license" course is being taught this month over the course of two Fridays and two Saturdays.

Beginning:             Friday, August 15th from 6pm to 9pm
       continuing               Saturday, August 16th from 9am to 5pm
               continuing             Friday, August 22nd from 6pm to 9pm
                       and finishing       Saturday August 23rd from 9am until 12pm noontime.

Location:    Wasatch Presbyterian Church
                    1700 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City

Cost:            $45 which includes - Instruction, Manual, Exam Fee and Door Prizes

Taught by:    Eugene and Carol Mc Wherter

If you are interested, please send an email to dave.anderson.1@comcast.net including your name and phone number.  Your information will be forwarded to the class organizers.


Disaster Planning for Older Adults

Natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes create special challenges for older adults, their caregivers, and their families. Older adults need to have the same basic disaster supply kit as everyone else. Basic supply lists are available from a number of sources, but the list available at the American Red Cross website serves as the model (http://www.redcross.org/).

The elderly may have special needs that go beyond the basic supplies list. The following tips were recommended by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for people with disabilities and can apply to many older adults.

Disaster Planning Tips
Special Tips for Older Adults
·         1 gallon per person per day
·         Store at least 3–5 days’ worth. A two-week supply is ideal.
·         Use for drinking and sanitation.
·         Store extra water if you have pets.
·         Water from swimming pools and spas can be used only for flushing toilets.
·         Dehydration is a serious health problem for older adults. If possible, store more than the recommended amount.
·         Gallon jugs of water are heavy. Use containers that are small enough to easily handle, such as clean and sanitized two-liter plastic soda bottles, if you choose not to purchase commercial water storage containers.
·         Be certain that the caps are easy to remove by persons with arthritis.
Store at least a 3–5 day supply of non-perishable foods with selections from all food groups. Examples include:
·         Grains - breads, dry cereals, crackers, biscuits
·         Vegetables - canned (your favorites)
·         Fruits - canned (in juice) and dried
·         Milk - canned and boxed shelf-stable; consider small sizes
·         Meat and Beans - jerky, canned beans, canned tuna and chicken, shelf-stable chicken, nuts and seeds, peanut and nut butters
·         Consider special dietary needs, such as low-sodium, high-fiber, or other special foods.
·         Store small cans of food that can be eaten at one meal or snack.
·         Have a manual can opener that is easy to use.
First Aid Kits:
1 for home
1 for car
To assemble your own first aid kit, include the following:
·         Adhesive bandages, various sizes
·         Sterile dressings
·         Conforming roller gauze bandages
·         Triangular bandages
·         Sterile gauze pads, various sizes
·         Cotton balls
·         Cohesive bandage roll
·         Germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer
·         Antiseptic wipes
·         Medical grade non-latex gloves
·         Adhesive tape
·         Antibacterial ointment
·         Cold pack
·         Thermometer
·         Scissors (small, personal)
·         Tweezers
·         Assorted sizes of safety pins
·         CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield
·         Sunscreen
·         Flashlight and extra batteries
·         Whistle to signal for help
·         Buy a prepared kit and add anything different that you might need.
·         If using a kit you have, restock used or expired supplies.
Who to notify in an emergency
·         All doctors' names, phone numbers, addresses, and what they treat you for (e.g., cardiologist)
·         Phone numbers of a few in- and out-of-town relatives or close friends
·         Keep all these lists in a waterproof plastic bag or container.

·         Identification cards
·         Insurance cards
·         Birth/death/marriage certificates
·         Social security card
·         Bank account and credit card information
·         Keep all documents in waterproof plastic bags or containers.
Also include:
·         Medicare and/or Medicaid cards
·         Living will and medical power of attorney
·         Veteran's papers
·         Battery-powered radio and/or television
·         Cell phone and chargers for the house and car
·         Extra batteries for each electronic device
·         Battery-powered wheelchair
·         Learn how to connect and start backup power supply for wheelchair or other necessary medical equipment.
·         Have a manual wheelchair for backup.
·         Board games, puzzles, playing cards
·         Books
·         Paper and pens for letters and notes; envelopes and stamps
·         Sewing, crocheting, knitting supplies
·         Paperback books weigh less than hardcover books.
·         E-book readers store hundreds of books (but do need charging).
·         Lists of prescription medications and dosage
·         Doctors' and pharmacy phone numbers and addresses
·         Extra glasses
·         Pain relievers
·         Stomach medicine
·         Poison-response drugs
·         Supplements
·         Check expiration dates and replace as needed.
·         Extra hearing aid batteries
·         Medical alert tag or bracelet
·         Wheelchair batteries
·         List of serial numbers and styles of medical devices (e.g., pacemakers)
·         Photocopies of all prescription drugs with dosage, directions, interactions, refill dates
·         Consult with your doctor about which non-prescription drugs and supplements are safe for you.
·         Minimum 2-week supply of all essential medications
People with special needs
Persons with Diabetes
·         Keep travel packs of insulin in the refrigerator.
·         Testing supplies (enough for at least 2 weeks)
·         Extra batteries for your meter
·         Insulin-delivery supplies
·         Insulin
·         Lancets and lancing device
·         Oral medications
·         Quick-acting source of glucose
·         Extra glucagon emergency kit
·         Medical waste container for used needles
·         Keep insulin as cool as possible; if on ice, be careful not to freeze.
·         If necessary, insulin may be stored at room temperature (59°F–86°F) for 28 days.
·         Do not use insulin that clumps or sticks to the side of the bottle.
Persons with Alzheimer's
·         Register with local police and fire departments.
·         ID bracelet or necklace indicating special or peculiar behaviors (e.g., memory loss)
·         Written instructions for reaching family members, friends, and physicians
Bedbound Persons
·         Emergency transportation plan
·         Supplies of daily care items - bed pads, adult diapers, linens (enough for at least 2 weeks)
·         Dietary needs
·         Oxygen supplies (including alternate power source such as a battery)
·         Extra water for oxygen condensers
Persons with Incontinence
·         Incontinence undergarments
·         Disposable wipes
·         Cleansing products
Emotional support/Stress reduction
·         Special photos
·         Spiritual support
·         A special memento
·         Comfort food
·         Addresses and phone numbers of friends
·         Keep a journal about your experience.
·         Form an informal "support group" to share concerns and information.
·         Write letters to your grandchildren or other family and friends.
·         Extra food in plastic containers
·         Carrier
·         ID tags (2 sets, one on the animal and one extra) with name and your contact information
·         Proof of ownership (e.g., registration papers and pictures)
·         Medications and pet first aid supplies
·         Medical and vaccination records
·         Veterinarian's phone number and address

·         Have backpacks handy to put supplies, clothing, and bedding in if you must evacuate or move to a shelter.
·         Plan in advance for someone to care for your pet if pets are not welcome at the shelter.
·         Prearrange transportation with neighbors.
·         Identify local shelters that accommodate older adults and persons with disabilities.

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