Emergency Preparedness Class
Preparing your Home for Disaster
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Price Third Ward
February's class was in my opinion a success. The classes have been opened to the Stake
and there were 46 people who attended this class.

Sister Coreena Johnson taught this class, and focused on knowing your home. She talked
about different hazards that we can find in our homes, and how we can make them safe. She
had everyone in the class draw a map of their home and then marked where certain hazards
and important items are located. You can also do this activity at home by drawing up a map
of your home and mark it as follows, then circle it if it is a change you need to make:
1. OUTSIDE EXITS (INCLUDING WINDOWS THAT CAN BE USED AS AN EXIT)
2. WATER SHUT OFF VALVE
3. GAS SHUT OFF VALVE OR METER
4. BREAKER BOX
5. MAIN POWER BREAKER
6. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
7. FLASHLIGHTS
8. BATTER OPERATED RADIO
9. LANTERN
10. CORDED PHONE
11. SMOKE DETECTOR
12. CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
13. CHINA HUTCH, TALL BOOKCASES OR DRESSERS, ARMOIRES
14. PICTURES ABOVE YOUR BED OR CHILD'S BED
15. MIRRORS
16. 72 HOUR KIT
17. HEAVY DESK OR STURDY TABLE
18. INSIDE CORNER AWAY FROM WINDOWS
19. YOUR BED OR CHILD'S BED NEXT TO A WINDOW
20. 2 EXITS FROM EACH ROOM
21. LIST OF IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
22. FIRST AID KIT
23. FAMILY MEETING PLACE OUTSIDE YOUR HOME
24. OUTSIDE WIRES THAT COME INTO YOUR HOME
25. MATCHES
26. WHERE YOUR CAR IS PARKED
27. FUEL STORED
28. CAMPING GEAR
29. FOOD STORAGE
30. CLEANING SUPPLIES
31. FURNACE
32. WATER HEATER
33. BRICK CHIMNEY
34. X'S ON WINDOWS THAT CAN SHATTER
35. X'S ON PICTURE FRAMES THAT HAVE GLASS IN THEM
36. WATER STORAGE
37. LARGE SCREEN TV
We then watched a video on being prepared watch this video
After watching the video, we practiced an earthquake with difference scenarios, listen to the narration and sound effects HERE or
listen to just the sound
HERE

Some of the scenarios that were:
1. Ceiling tiles have fallen  during the earthquake and several have broken into pieces.    
2. You are the parents of 6 young children-  after the earthquake is over, gather your
children and take them to a safe place in the room.  Your children are all wearing brown
shoes except one. One of them are wearing boots.  Check to see if there are any injuries.

3. During the earthquake a wall has collapsed on your spouse has a broken a leg and wrist.
After the earthquake is over, what is your next action. What are you going to do?  Then
move them to a safe place in the room.

4. You are a young child-  You must find your parents.  After the earthquake is over, find
your mom and dad.  Dad is wearing white shoes and your mom is wearing a blue shirt.

5. During the earthquake a window has shattered that you were sitting next to.  You are
bleeding heavily from a severed artery in your arm.  Your child is missing.  You must find
him but you are not feeling well.  What action will you take first?  Your son is wearing a
green shirt. You must find him and take him to a safe place in the room.

6. You have been killed in an earthquake,  Please move to the front of the room and hold
the flowers. You can not speak for 10 minutes.  While holding the flowers, think about how
your family will survive without you.  Do you have plans for your families future if you are
not here?

7. Your elderly parent has very little mobility and during the earthquake, your gas line has
been severed.  You must move her to safety.  What do you do first, turn of gas or move
your parent to a safe place.  Your parent has blue pants and  is on oxygen.  Do what you
would do in this situation.

8. During the earthquake the water line has broken.  Your home is being flooded as well as
other damage.  Go to the water valve located in this room and turn it off.  Then check
other areas in your house (this room only please) to see if there was damage.

9. You are home alone.  The earthquake has just cracked your chimney.  Some of the brick
have fallen out side but most have fallen into the living room and have fallen  on you.  You
have severe head injuries. What are you going to do.

10. During the earthquake a tree has fallen through the large window in your living room
and knocked a candle over and has started a fire. Grab your fire extinguisher and put out
the fire.    

11. It is 2 a.m. And you are asleep.  The earthquake shakes you awake.   The power is off.
Close your eyes and find a flashlight.  You must make your way through the broken glass
and toppled book cases to get to the children s bedrooms.  One of your children has
brown hair and the other has blonde.  Find them and take them to a safe place in the room.
After the class, Sister Johnson had booklets for everyone with information on preparing your home. Bishop Johnson had recently purchased a solar kit
Information from the booklets:

Building Disaster-Resilient Communities: A 12 Point Program for Individual, Family & Community Preparedness
Earthquake: Duck, Cover & Hold
Preparing Your Family For An Earthquake
Tips for Preparing Children
Tips for the Elderly
How to Secure Your Furniture
Organizing your Neighborhood
Tips for Pet Owners
Tips for the Physically Challenge
Tips for Apartment and Mobile Home Park Managers
Earthquakes 2.7
Top 10 List Preparedness on a Budget
Home Hazard Hunt
Power Outages and Gas Leaks
Power Outages
Utility Safety
Shelter-in-Place
Structural Mitigation
Garage & Storage Safety
Kitchen & Cabinet Safety
Securing the Water Heater
Securing Tall Furniture
Securing Wall Hangings
Emergency Food Supply
Your Personal Emergency Plan
Purifying Household Water
Back-up Power
Thunderstorms and Lightning
Floods
Emergency Planning and Checklists
Family Communication Plan
72-Hour Kit Checklist
Disaster Public Education Web Sites
Solar Power 101
Julie's Newsletter: Spanish Fork Utah
Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Information Sheet

I will get the pages that aren't linked finished soon. I just wanted to get what I had up for you so that you could utilize the resources and check out the
class if you weren't able to make it. Prizes were given out during class, a few of the prizes were:

Water Heater Strap - David & Cathy Anderson
Honey Jars - Those who participated in the earthquake scenarios
Chocolate Storage Jar - Tony Wood
Thank you to David and Cathy Anderson for sharing this picture of the food storage system that David has
created for their canned goods. If you look carefully, you will notice there is a plexy glass in front of the cans. He
has also notched out an area where you can reach fingers in to access the cans. This is great for rotating your
Click on image to enlarge.








Bishop
L. Scott Johnson
435-637-5067

First Councilor
Rodney J. Scott
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Second Councilor
Cory D. Bigelow
435-637-5659

Executive Secretary
Van Hamaker
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