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  • Beyond Duck Tape andPlastic Emergency Planning Considerations for Day/Child Care Centers
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  • Barry County Office of Emergency Management David Compton Director
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  • WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES Discuss Missouri Hazards Outline Planning Considerations for Child Care Providers Why Do We Plan for Emergencies
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  • Preparing for the Unexpected Why plan ??? Emergency planning reduces the impact of the disaster Ensures Continuity of Business Increase the chances of survival for students, faculty and staff Moral and (potential) legal obligation Actual incidents affirm the need to plan DO WE HAVE ANY HAZARDS ??
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  • Missouri Hazards Earthquakes Landslides Sinkholes Floods/Droughts Thunderstorms Tornados Winter Storms Aircraft Hazmat Fire Radiological Terrorism/Bio Terror Influenza
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  • Recent Incidents Violence Los Angeles, Jewish Day Care Center 1999 Oklahoma City Bombing 1995 Dunblane Scotland, 1996 Columbine, 1999 Jonesboro, 1998 Beslan Russia Hostage Shooting, 2004
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  • Recent Incidents Natural Hurricanes in Southeast US 2004 Tornados in Midwest 2003 Flooding in Midwest 2002 Black-Outs in Northeast US 2003 Earthquakes in California 2004 Blowing its top soon Volcano in Northwest 2004
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  • Providers Responsibilities Safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, visitors Sheltering, food, other resources Evacuation of facilities Accountability Coordinate with local responders Communicate with Parents
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  • The Planning Process Put someone in charge Use planning committee members to develop sections Involve parents and other stakeholders Establish a timeline for completion Be realistic about Risks, Capabilities, and Responsibilities Annual review
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  • Emergency Plans The end document reflects the process The process examines and clarifies expectations During this process, child care providers will link to the larger community Children will take their cues from adults
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  • Typical Planning Considerations Hazardous Materials (inside and out) Communications Crowd Control Traffic Control Media Relations Staff Roles Parental Involvement
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  • Typical Planning Considerations Release and Return of students Mutual aid Counseling Special needs Training Future plan changes
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  • Other Critical Tasks Media relations Handling psychological trauma students and staff Keeping elected officials or company management informed
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  • Emergency Decision-making Who decides ? Evacuation Shelter-in-place School closings
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  • Information Resources Local Commercial Radio/TV Stations National Weather Service Radio Natural disasters Local and National Emergencies Incidents can strike with little warning or With a long lead time
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  • Recovery Considerations Structural, physical Resumption of services Clean-up Financial considerations Complete Records of all events/repairs Pictures, receipts, insurance payments
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  • Recovery Considerations Status of students Status of staff Status of pre/after school programs Plan for re-starting classes How can community agencies contribute to the recovery process ?
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  • Summary School planning reduces impact of disaster Schools must link to the larger community Use OEM planning guidelines for structure and to guide process Involve Local Emergency Response and Emergency Planning Agencies
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  • NIBHS / UCLA Model Free planning kit National Institute for Business & Home Safety www.ibhs.org/docs/childcare.pdf UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters www.ph.ucla.edu/cphdr
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  • I Have My Duck Taped NOW WHAT ???
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  • Thank You Office of Emergency Management P.O. Box 458 Monett, MO. 65708 417-235-0200, e-mail lepc@mo-net.com