Preparedness


This part is important since everything that is included in here must be able to be implemented during the Response. This part should be as detailed as possible since everything will go back to being prepared. The community becomes more vulnerable to disasters if the preparations are not enough.

A. Supplies and Equipment

HEALTH Water This is the most important resource that you should be packing. A person can live even without three weeks of food but can only last for about three days without water. You should pack enough water that could last for at least three days.

Food Store non-perishable foods that could last for at least three days. Include foods that do not require to be refrigerated; compact and light.

Examples:
Canned meat, fruits, vegetables
Canned juice, milk, soup
Sugar, salt , pepper
Food for infants, elderly people, and people with special diet
Instant coffee, tea
Instant noodles

First-aid kit

Examples:
Plasters varying in sizes
Disposable sterile gloves
Sterile gauze dressings
Scissors
Sterile eye dressings
Tweezers
Bandages
Alcohol
Safety pins
Thermometer
Insect repellents
Medicines
Antiseptics
Cotton
Non-prescription drugs

Examples:
Paracetamols
Anti-diarrhea
Antacid

COMMUNICATIONS
Battery-operated radio and batteries
Whistle: Whistle is a cheap yet effective way for survival. It allows you to get the attention of anyone and signals that you are in danger. It is important that everyone carries a survival whistle.

PERSONAL SUPPLIES

Examples:
Set of clothes that are enough for three days
Shoes, slippers, boots
Blankets, sleeping bags


B. Evacuation Plan




Figure 2. Evacuation Plan


C. Mandatory Evacuation
Mandatory evacuation is a situation where the national officials encourage immediate evacuation from the affected areas during emergencies or disasters.

Mandatory Evacuation includes:
Floods
Toxic gas release
Wildfire


E. Informing the Public about the Evacuation Plan
A copy of the Evacuation plan is displayed on the walls of every room in the hospital. It is located on the wall beside the doors.
During an emergency, a mandatory evacuation will be announced through the speaker that can be heard from the whole hospital.