My Family’s Disaster Plan

Family Disaster Plan Checklist NURS 431 Disaster Management

Name: Date: Revise Date:

 

One of the most important steps you can take in preparing for emergencies is to develop a household disaster plan. This involves creating a plan that identifies who you can contact in an emergency, what each member of your family must do, and how you can better prepare yourself for the situation. See Appendix A in your text. (Veenema, 2009)

 

Assignment Instructions:

Complete the Family Disaster Plan Checklist

 

1. Complete all sections. Use yes, no, check marks or x’s for items you do have. Use need, for items you do not have at this time. Use N/A, for items not applicable for your living situation. Do not leave anything blank.

2. Remember to protect personal information by using pseudonyms, or by providing only partial information

· ​Ex: Sister: Britley *****, phone: 724-***-****, email: b********@yahoo.com

3. Use complete information for utility and public companies.

4. Review the rubric for more information on how the assignment will be graded.

5. Please note: You are not required to purchase any items on this list, however, take note of the items you are missing and consider how it could impact your safety and survival in a disaster.

6. Complete the “My Family’s Disaster Plan”. Include your reference and in text citations.

 

My Family’s Disaster Plan

Research potential disasters that could occur in your community. Select 2 (two) potential disasters and using about 25 words, examine how these potential disasters can impact you as a nurse. Provide at least 1 reference for each potential disaster. Use APA Style for your reference(s) and in text citation(s).

Possible hazards in my area # 1

Reference

 

 

Possible hazards in my area # 2

Reference

 

 

 

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Emergency Phone Numbers – (Program these into all phones and post in a common area in the home.)

  Address Phone #
Police Department    
Fire Department    
Local Emergency Services    
Local American Red Cross    
Poison Help   1-800-222-1212
Healthcare Providers    
· Doctor    
· Dentist    
· Other (add additional important personal contacts)    

 

Employers and School Officials Contacts

I know the emergency response plans for employers and schools. _____

 

For yourself, spouse, and significant other:

Employer/School Address Phone # Facility Contact Name
       
       

 

For children:

Child’s Name Child Day Care/Child School Address Phone # Facility Contact Name
         
         
         

 

Family Communication Plan

Prepare a family communication plan so that each member of the family can contact one another quickly. (Put 10 most important numbers on a card in your wallet.)

· Everyone has a cell phone or calling card _____

· Young children know how to call (numbers are saved) ______

 

Name Contact Name Phone Email
       
       
       

 

 

Identify two meeting places for your family in the event that you are separated.

Location near your home:

Location Address Phone Email
       

 

Location away from your home (in the event you cannot return home):

Location Address Phone Email
       

 

Pick at least 1 or 2 friends or relatives who live out of the area for household members to call/email to say they are okay. (If you want, add others as backup.)

Name Phone Email Address
       
       

 

Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape route pathways from each room to each exit You may use this space to draw your floor plan or imbed a photo. You may attach your drawing page to the end of this document ~OR~ Attach as a 2nd document to your assignment submission (Do not submit the document as a 2nd submission attempt. It will negate your 1st submission attempt. Submit as an additional document in 1 attempt. If you still have questions on how to submit this assignment, please ask before submitting.)

______

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone in the house knows how, when and where to shut off utilities. ______

 

Utility Name Phone Number Shut-Off Location/Main Controls at your residence
Electric    
Water    
Gas    

 

 

Evacuation Plan and Transportation

Extra gallon of gas ______

If you do not have a car, make plans with a neighbor or your local government agency to be evacuated.

Neighbor/Local Government Agency Phone Number Address
     
     

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Property, Health, and Financial Well-being

Review property insurance policies for disaster policies. ______

Current ______ Appropriate to needs ______

Review life-insurance policies. ______

Current ______ Appropriate to needs ______

Review health insurance policies. ______

Current ______ Appropriate to needs ______

Review financial documents. ______

Emergency savings $______ Easily accessible, small cash savings $ ______

 

Important Documents and Items Secured

Make sure you have copies of important documents and items that can be stored in a fireproof watertight container.

Important Items Check off photocopied items that are safely stored
Personal identification  
Cash and coins  
Credit card(s)  
Extra set of house keys and car keys  
Birth certificate  
Marriage certificate  
Driver’s license  
Social Security card  
Passport/visa  
Wills  
Deeds  
Inventory of household goods (with photos & serial numbers)  
Insurance papers  
Immunization records

· Allergies

· Medications

 
Bank and credit card numbers  
Stock/bonds  
Emergency contact list (phone/address/email)  
Local map and emergency shelter locations  
Pet information  
Additional:  
   
   

 

______________________________________________________________________________

 

Pet Arrangements

As per local and state health and safety regulations, pets are not permitted in some shelters such as American Red Cross shelters. Service animals are permitted.

 

Name of Veterinarian and Name of Local Animal Shelter:

Name of Veterinarian Address Phone Email
       
Name of Local Animal Shelter Address Phone Email
       

 

Names of pet friendly hotels/motels or friends/family out of the area:

Name Address Phone Email
       
       

 

______________________________________________________________________________

 

Special Needs Assistance

Special needs assistance organization in community.

Name Address Phone Email
       

 

Register with your local office of emergency services or fire department.

Name Address Phone Email
       
       

 

Consider ways to help neighbors who may need special assistance (ESL/medical/living alone).

Name Special Help Needed Address Phone
       
       

 

Create a network of neighbors, friends, relatives, coworkers to aid you in an emergency

· Mobility escape chair in place _____

· High-rise/apartment arrangements for emergency evacuation _____

· Extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen, catheters, medications, food for service animals _____

· Caregiver identification information _____

· Medical bracelet, etc. _____

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Certifications

Stay current and up to date (e.g., CPR, ACLS, PALS, TNCC).

Certification Date of Completion Date of Renewal
     
     
     
     

 

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Disaster Supply Kit “Go Bag”

You and your family may need to survive on your own for 3 days or more. Consider having additional supplies for up to two weeks confinement or shelter. You should prepare emergency supplies for the following situations:

 

Go Bags

Make sure all family members know where the go bags are and have access to them.

Home go bag _____

Pet go bag _____

Child go bag with special items for feeling safe and staying occupied _____

Car go bag – 3-day supplies included with emergency roadside equipment _____

Work go bag _____

 

Water Supplies

Stocking water supplies should be a top priority. Drinking water in emergency situations should not be rationed. It is critical to store adequate amounts of water for your household.

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Water

Change water every 6 months.

On Hand Need to Acquire Next water change _____________ (date)
Two quarts of water daily for drinking for each person in your household      
One gallon/week supply of water stored for sanitary and cooking needs for your household.      
Additional Specialty Items: On Hand Need to Acquire Next water change _____________ (date)
Extra two quarts of water daily for children, nursing mothers, and those who are ill and need more.      

Safety Tip: Water Storage and Collection in an Emergency

· Do not store in glass containers or other containers that can break.

· Do not rely on untested devices for decontaminating water.

· If you have a well or public water, follow treatment methods provided by your public health service or water provider.

· Store water in a cool, dark place.

Food: Preparing and Emergency Supply

Food, unlike water may be rationed except for children and pregnant women. No special food needed. Keep canned foods and dry mixes stocked. Replenish food supplies every 6 months. Use and replace. Store newer items in the back, older items in front.

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

High energy protein foods On Hand Need to Acquire
Peanut butter    
Trail mix    
Granola bars    
Peanuts    
Hard candy    
Boxed juices    
Powdered milk    
Dry fruits    
Additional Specialty Items: On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     
     

 

Add items you need for your family situation:

Infant foods On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     
Specialty diet foods On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     

 

 

First Aid Supplies

Assemble a first aid kit for your home. ______

Assemble a first aid kit for each vehicle. ______

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Basic First Aid Supplies On Hand Need to Acquire
First aid manual    
Sterile adhesive bandages, assorted sizes    
Safety pins assorted sizes    
Cleansing agents    
Antibiotic ointment    
Latex gloves (2 pair)    
Petroleum jelly or other lubricant    
2-inch and 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4 to 6 of each)    
Triangular bandages (3)    
Sunscreen    
Scissors    
2-inch and 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls each)    
Tweezers    
Needle    
Moistened towelettes    
Antiseptic    
Thermometer    
Tongue depressor blades (2)    
Prescription medication list (ask your pharmacist about storing prescription medications)    
Extra pair or prescription eyeglasses or contacts    
Nonprescription drugs: On Hand Need to Acquire
Aspirin and non—aspirin pain relievers    
Antidiarrheal medication    
Antacid    
Laxative    
Vitamins    
Syrup of ipecac    
Additional Specialty Items: On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     
     

 

Tools and Emergency Supplies

Assemble these items in a disaster supply kit in case you need to leave quickly.

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Tools On Hand Need to Acquire
Portable, battery-powered radio, TV, alarm clock    
Flashlight and extra batteries    
Signal flare    
Matches in a waterproof container    
Shut-off wrench, pliers, shovel, hammer, screwdriver, and other tools    
Duct tape and scissors    
Plastic sheeting    
Whistle    
A-B-C fire extinguisher    
Tube tent    
Compass    
Work gloves    
Paper, pen, pencils    
Needles and thread    
Additional Specialty Items: On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Sanitation and Hygiene On Hand Need to Acquire
Washcloth and towel    
Towelettes, soap, hand sanitizer, liquid detergent    
Toiletries    
Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags    
Medium–sized plastic bucket with tight lid and small shovel for digging a latrine.    
Disinfectant and household chlorine bleach    
Additional Specialty Items: On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Kitchen Items On Hand Need to Acquire
Manual can opener    
Mess kits or paper cups, plates, plastic utensils    
All-purpose knife    
A dropper (eye dropper) with measurements    
Liquid bleach to treat water

· Only use regular, unscented chlorine bleach products that are suitable for disinfection and sanitization as indicated on the label. The label may say that the active ingredient contains 6 or 8.25% of sodium hypochlorite. Do not use scented, color safe, or bleaches with added cleaners. If water is cloudy, let it settle and filter it through a clean cloth, paper towel, or coffee filter.

 

   
Sugar, salt, pepper    
Aluminum foil, plastic wrap    
Resealing plastic bags    
Additional Specialty Items: On Hand Need to Acquire
If food must be cooked, a small camping stove and can of cooking fuel    
     
     

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Clothes and Bedding On Hand Need to Acquire
One complete change of clothes and footwear for each member of the household. Shoes should be sturdy work shoes or boots.    
Rain gear, hats and gloves, extra socks and underwear, thermal underwear, sunglasses.    
Blankets or sleeping bags and pillows for each member.    
Additional Specialty Items: On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     
     

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Specialty Items as needed for Baby On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Specialty Items as needed for Elderly On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     

 

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Specialty Items as needed for Pets On Hand Need to Acquire
     
     

 

Other Items

Review other disaster preparedness websites for items not included here.

 

Check off items that you have and list items you need to acquire.