Preparedness

Preparedness Page

First Aid

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 Know what to do if a medical emergency happens.


Red Cross   


Basic First Aid


American Heart  


CPR


Boy Scout Handbook 


Field Manual


Backup Heating

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 Wood Stoves

 

Coal Stoves 


Pellet Stoves


Kerosene Heaters 


Propane 


Heaters 


Fireplaces


Toilet Paper Heaters 


Candles 


Generators 


Remember to have enough fuel or supplies to keep these units going.  


Backup Lighting

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 Kerosene Lamps 


Flashlights  


Candles 


Generators 


Batteries& Bulbs  


Matches  


Remember to have enough fuel or supplies to keep these units going.

Sanitation

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 Cooking & serving Items - You need to store enough extra water to clean cooking items but to cut down on storing water paper use plates and cups and plastic silverware.

Make sure you store toilet paper, Feminine products, toothpaste, and so on.

Personal Hygiene - Create a kit that will take care of all your hygiene needs.


Clothing / Bedding - Make sure you have enough blankets to keep warn if the heat goes off.

Disaster Sanitation & Personal Hygiene

Mental & Spiritual Readiness

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 Having the knowledge and understanding to know what to do during an emergency. 

Make a schedule of things to do during the day.

Keeping the kids busy and occupied. Have books, puzzles, games, toys and educational materials for them to do.

Having things to do to keep your mind occupied too.

Our greatest teacher is Jesus Christ. Communication with him, reading the scriptures, constant prayer and obedience is our greatest tools.

Finance & Money

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 If everything came to a halt, how would you buy or sell things? 


Most likely credit and debit cards wouldn't work. 


Having cash or precious metals may be of worth but food and water are priceless.  

 

Many believe that cash may not be worth anything either.


Coininflation

Shelter in Place

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 In most man-made and natural disasters people normally ride out the situation by staying home called "shelter in place".


Having the basic supplies to stay inside at home for a long period of time.


How to shelter in place at home.


Gathering Your Family

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 Have a gathering spot near your home. Make sure everyone knows where it is. Practice it with your family.


Have a plan on how and where to gather your family together during an emergency when the kids are at school and you are at work.

Family Code Word

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 Come up with a word that all family members can memorize and know that there is an emergency. This word should not be used other than this purpose.


Gather your family members periodically to discuss the family code word.

Bug Out Plan

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 Where will you retreat? You should have a local place to go and another place possibly out of state.


Plan your trip using back roads. Main roads tend to get backed up.


Prepare for the emergency. Always have a 1/2 tank of gas and have your 72hr kit ready to go.


What to take with you. 72hr kit, money, important papers, meds, pets, food for pets and your weapons.


Bug Out Location

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 A bug out shelter is a place you would retreat to other than your own home. The bug out shelter should be out of the danger area.   


A bug out shelter can be another location, cabin, building, camper, safety shelter RVs or buses. 


Tumbleweed Homes


Storm Shelters


Container Shelters


Bus conversions


Securing & Leaving Your Home

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 When securing your home make sure all doors and windows are locked. Leave your home like if you were there.   

If you are leaving for a long period of time take all your very important items with you.

Having someone check on your home while you are away. That is if they can.

What to shut off before leaving your home.

Water  


 Natural gas

 

  Propane  


Electric


How to winterize your home.


Survival

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 If there were a full economical collapse, how would you survive? 


Preparation is a must and you need to know what to expect and how to handle situations before they happen.   


Here are some manuals to help.


United State Army Survival Manual


Survival Manuals for Preppers​


Medicines

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 During an emergency stores and drug stores would most likely be closed. Do you have enough medicine to get through an emergency?


Having your prescriptions written for a 90 day supply would most likely the best way to avoid not having enough medicine during an emergency situation. 


If this isn't possible, refill your prescriptions a week early. 

Important Papers

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 Wills, Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Pass Ports, Bank & Financial Documents, Church Certificates, Social Security Documents and cards, Medical papers, drivers licenses and other important papers you may have should be kept in a place that you can readily grab them if you have to evacuate your home.   

L.D.S. Self-Reliance

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 The Lord has commanded us to be self-reliant. The LDS Church has created a Self-Reliance initiative program. 


This educational program runs 12 weeks on 1 given topic. This is free and open to anyone.  


It consists of 4 different topics that can improve a better way of life and help you achieve to become a better self-reliant person and provider. 


All 4 topics run at the same time and there are 3 different times during the year to take a classes.


The 4 different topics are:     

Starting and Growing a Business 

Finding a Better Job 

Education for Better Work 

Personal Finance

  

Manuals and Videos

 

Protection

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 During the time of a long period of time of a disaster, people become desperate.  Those that haven't prepared for the disaster will do anything to get food for themselves and their families. 


Unfortunately you will need to protect yourself from them.


Security - Home


Security - Personal


Weapons you should own.


Why you should own a gun.

Active Shooter

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 In today's society, and all over the globe, we see acts of violence being committed on innocent people. 


We have seen it happen at movie theaters, malls, night clubs, stores, churches, and schools. 


On 2/19/2018 The Wayne County Sheriff's Office in New York invited the public to attend a "Active Shooter" seminar at the Ohmann Theater in Lyons New York.


They referenced the link below in their presentation. 


Run Hide Fight Video


Notes of the 2018 Wayne County New York Sheriff's Department Presentation


Wayne County S.C.O.P.E.


National Rifle Association 


Communications & Weather Radios

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 Land-line telephones may not work during an emergency but cells phone might. One problem is that everyone is going to use the cell phones. 


The best way to use a cell phone during an emergency is to text the person you want to communicate with. 


Texting only takes a second to send a message where a phone call ties up the line for the full duration of the phone call.


Portable Radios is a great way to have communication between each other.      

    

AM/FM Radios will keep you informed. The best way to buy them is in a battery powered or crank style.         

 

Weather Radios with S.A.M.E. S.A.M.E. radios are silent until there is a weather emergency which NOAA weather sets off the radio so you can hear the emergency message.


Preparations for Your Pets

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 We need to think about our pets before there is an emergency.


In the past, during hurricanes and other weather related emergencies, we see that many people leave their pets behind to fend for themselves. This is sad. We need to be mindful of our pets needs.

Below are links that are helpful to help protect and prepare your pet.


Pets Ready.gov


American Society for Prevention of Cruelty  to Animals


Humane Society.org



Fire Escape Plan

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 Develop a plan to get out of your house safely during an emergency and practice it at least twice a year.   


Here are some basic things you need to know.

 Get out of your home safely.


How to make an escape plan. 


Smoke Alarms


Different types of smoke alarms.


CO detectors.


Have a gathering place for your family outside your home.


NFPA - Public Information

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Holiday Safety Tips

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 Pamphlet on Home Safety

Each year candles cause an estimated 15,600 house fires, 150 deaths, and 1,270 injuries.

                          Candle Safety                         

Information Video


Decorations cause 15000 trips to the hospital in 2012 because of injuries

Decoration Safety                   

Information  Video  


There are about 300 structure fires resulting fro Christmas trees costing about 1.8 million a year.


Christmas Tree Safety

Information Video


Kitchen Cooking Tips

Information Video


Cooking a Turkey Outside

Information VideVideos


NFPA - Children's Educational Videos

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 The National Fire Protection Agency has videos that can teach the children about fir safety.


Below there are a few links that you can education your children.


Sparky's Fun House


Fire Videos


AAA Auto Winter Check List

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 The American Automobile Association, known as AAA, has ideas that you might what to look at of ideas of when you travel.


Please take a moment and review their ideas.


Check List for the Vehicle


Check List of Items You Should Store in Your Vehicle