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07-12-2011, 08:33 PM
Do any of your states require a disaster plan as part of your documents? Our state has started requiring this, and I am a bit lost as to where to start. If anyone has an example they are willing to share, I would be truly grateful.
07-12-2011, 08:38 PM
I can't provide an example but they are required in California, hth
07-12-2011, 09:14 PM
Here in California the disaster plan we have to have is a form to fill out, so it was not that hard to come up with the information.
It list emergency numbers for fire/paramedics; red cross; Hospital; Licensing; Police/Sheriff; Poison control; and Child protective services
List at least one temporary relocation site.
list where to shut off the following utilities, and their phone number for the companies, Gas, Electricity, and Water.
It also list the location of the fire extinguisher and smoke detector.
I hop this information helps.
04-13-2014, 07:30 AM
What state are you in? In KS, they require written plans for evacuation detailing where we take the children for tornado, fire, severe weather, and medical emergencies. However, my city fire marshal requires us to draw the floor plan of our house (I made on in Microsoft Paint) and then show our evacuation procedure for tornado in blue, and fire in red.
Here are my written plans:
Fire: In the event of a fire, children will be escorted outside via the most direct route (see attached evacuation plan). If two providers are on different levels, they will escort the children from their level outside the closest safe exit. Both providers and all children will meet at the south east corner of the property to be accounted for. Once outside, 911 will be called and at the soonest appropriate time, all parents will be contacted. Monthly fire drills will be performed to ensure all children know the proper way to respond.
Tornado: When a tornado warning is issued and/or the tornado sirens located less than 200 feet away turn on, all children will be taken to the basement and seated close to the east wall where there are no windows. The providers will turn on the TV to monitor the weather. Parents are not advised to pick up their children until after the warning has passed. Monthly drills will be performed from April through September to ensure all children know the proper way to respond.
Severe Weather: When a severe weather storm hits, all children will be taken to the basement. The providers may turn on the TV to monitor the weather, and it is up to the parents' discretion to decide if they need to pick their child up early.
Serious Injury: If a child is seriously injured and the injury may be life threatening, 911 will be called and the parent will be contacted immediately after. A provider will ride with the child in the ambulance, along with all the medical forms that are in the child's file. If a child is injured and it is not serious enough to warrant an ambulance, the parent will be contacted immediately to pick the child up.
Required in PA. I went online and printed out the form. I filled it out w a little help from my county emergency planning unit as to where we would evac to etc. ( we live within ten miles of a nuclear power plant) and I also had to make a plan for staying in place in my building. All the forms were online.
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