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Steps to Develop an Emergency Response Plan Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.


1. Review perfor­mance objectives for the program.
2. Review hazard or threat scenarios identified during the risk assess­ment.
3. Assess the availa­bility and capabi­lities of resources for incident stabil­ization including people, systems and equipment available within your business and from external sources.
4. Talk with public emergency services (e.g., fire, police and emergency medical services) to determine their response time to your facility, knowledge of your facility and its hazards and their capabi­lities to stabilize an emergency at your facility.
5. Determine if there are any regula­tions pertaining to emergency planning at your facility; address applicable regula­tions in the plan.
6. Develop protective actions for life safety (evacu­ation, shelter, shelte­r-i­n-p­lace, lockdown).
7. Develop hazard and threat­-sp­ecific emergency procedures using guidance from the resource links on this page. Write your emergency response plan using this template
8. Coordinate emergency planning with public emergency services to stabilize incidents involving the hazards at your facility.
9. Train personnel so they can fulfill their roles and respon­sib­ili­ties.
10. Facilitate exercises to practice your plan.

Steps Emergency Care Plan

1. Sign up for local alerts and warnin­gs. There are different types of alerts and warnings that you can receive about weather conditions and other emergency situat­ions. Check with your local health department or emergency management agency to see how they share emergency inform­ation, whether it is through emergency texts, phone calls, digital road signs, social media, or sirens. You can even download an emergency app from FEMA, The Red Cross, or the Weather Channel.
2. Create and test commun­ication plans. Have a discussion with your family before a disaster strikes and make a plan for how you will connect to each other.
Complete a contact card for every member of your family. Make sure to keep these cards with you at all times
Choose an emergency contact. Keep in mind that it might be easier to reach a friend or relative who lives out of town.
Identify a meeting place in your neighb­orhood and your city or town where your family could gather if there is an emergency. Batteries, radio, candles, and flashlight

3. Build an emergency supply kit. Make sure you have at least a three day supply of food and water for each person in your family. Also include health supplies, personal care items, safety supplies, electr­onics, and copies of important documents.
4. Safeguard documents. Identify financial and legal documents, medical inform­ation, household identi­fic­ation, and key contact inform­ation you might need after a disaster. Use this helpful checklist to take an inventory and not forget to safeguard any critical documents.
5. Document and insure proper­ty. Different types of insurance cover different types of damage after a disaster. Make sure you understand your insurance policies and minimize potential losses.
6. Make your property safer. Make property improv­ements to reduce damage to your property during a disaster and prevent potential injuries from different types of emerge­ncies.
7. Conduct a drill. Practice emergency response actions for disasters that might happen in your community.
8. Conduct an exercise of a disaster scenar­io. Use mock scenarios for different types of disasters to review and improve your emergency plan. You might consider partic­ipating in a commun­ity­-wide tabletop exercise for different emergency situat­ions. In your home, you can practice a fire drill, tornado drill, or earthquake drill.
10. Plan with neighb­ors. Many people rely on their neighbors after a disaster. Make sure you start the conver­sation about prepar­edness before a disaster strikes. Know the needs of your neighbors and be ready to help in an emergency.
Partic­ipate in a class, training or discus­sion. Contact your local emergency management agency to see what trainnings are available in your community, or consider enrolling in a first aid or CPR course at your local Red Cross.