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Old 10-12-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Disaster Prep-The Great Shakeout

(Alert: stand back, I have my work hat on!)

This Thursday, we have the opportunity to review and practice what to do during and after a disaster. On Oct. 16, at 1016 hrs, the Great Shakeout will occur. This is a disaster simulation that allows us to practice what we (ourselves, family, co-workers, friends) would do in case of an earthquake, or other natural or un-natural disaster.

See details, ideas, and suggestions on

ShakeOut - Select Your ShakeOut Region

There are separate sites for regions throughout N. America, the Pacific rim, and other parts of the world. Check it out.

Thanks for listening.
Don (Fire Dept. Prevention Engineer)
-on the Bailey Fault and just south of the Simi Fault
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:21 PM   #2
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(Alert: stand back, I have my work hat on!)

This Thursday, we have the opportunity to review and practice what to do during and after a disaster. On Oct. 16, at 1016 hrs, the Great Shakeout will occur. This is a disaster simulation that allows us to practice what we (ourselves, family, co-workers, friends) would do in case of an earthquake, or other natural or un-natural disaster.

See details, ideas, and suggestions on

ShakeOut - Select Your ShakeOut Region

There are separate sites for regions throughout N. America, the Pacific rim, and other parts of the world. Check it out.

Thanks for listening.
Don (Fire Dept. Prevention Engineer)
-on the Bailey Fault and just south of the Simi Fault
"Drop, cover and hold on" eh?

We do that here with hurricanes.
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"Drop, cover and hold on" eh?

We do that here with hurricanes.
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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Whatever the disaster, our prep. is similar. Assume that emergency responders are overwhelmed; assume that power is out, store are closed, and it's you and your neighbors trying to make do.
Is your family secure? Water and food? Medications? Is your structure safe? Is the trailer a more secure location?

Another program is CERT.

Community Emergency Response Teams | FEMA.gov

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

It's sort of like enhanced dry camping.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #5
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Southern Californians are sure on the same page when it comes to our semi-regular calamities! The trailer's always ready for action. I'm good for a week or two.

Don, I was a volunteer over at 35 in the 70's before my cop career (yeah I've heard it before, "he went over to the dark side") and we had a firefighter named Andrews. Any relation?

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Old 10-20-2014, 11:56 PM   #6
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Greg,
No, he's no relation.
A good friend of mine was an engineer at 35 in the 80's, right down the hill from his house. How cool was that!
Re: Emerg. Prep.: yeah, that's our plan: When we get our 17, a lot of the emergency stuff in the garage will be in the trailer, all ready to go. Brush fire, earthquake, tsunami (well, not at home-we're 130 ft. above sea level; but at work I'm 53 ft. ASL and at the edge of the inundation zone).
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Bump: It's time again, to review what you and your family would do in an emergency.
The Great Shakeout exercise is today, Oct. 20, at 1020 hrs.
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Bump: It's time again, to review what you and your family would do in an emergency.
The Great Shakeout exercise is today, Oct. 20, at 1020 hrs.
Hi: dfandrews... Alf
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Nice Job, Alf.
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Bump: It's time again, to review what you and your family would do in an emergency.
The Great Shakeout exercise is today, Oct. 20, at 1020 hrs.
Hi Don already lived through it 1994 . Had insurance then fought and fought ended up with 77,000 in damage to home, foundation etc. . Had RV , lived in for 6 month's in driveway refused to go somewhere else . Had cash , water , food ,now I have a clean out . My nerve's are still rattled to this day . Felt 2 quakes . When one was going to stop another started up .Cabinets opened up poured out ,and everything that could be broken was . What I learned , attach large items to studs . Have baby latches on cabinet doors . Have water, food , flashlights on hand . Know how to turn off gas . We were without electricity for days . Have a generator , ice chests .Most important when things like this happen people help each other and we were alright . It will happen again , this was my 3rd big one in my lifetime . Guess why I always have to have a RV too. Pat
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