WELCOME COCONUT CREEK CERT MEMBERS We thank you for attending AGENDA • Registration & Sign In • Opening Remarks by Fire Marshal Rodney Zancanata • Fire Rescue Staff • CERT General Policies • CERT Coordinator Peter Meade • Broward County Rapid Impact Assessment (RIA) • Basics of First Aid • Conclusion FIRE RESCUE STAFF Rodney Zancanata –Fire Marshal - 40 years in the fire Service. Certified Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, Arson Investigator, Firefighter, CPR Instructor, Law Enforcement Certified. Christine Laurie – Fire Protection Specialist – 7 years in the fire service. Certified CPR Instructor, Life Safety Educator, Juvenile Fire-setters Program, CERT Program Administrator. Ryan Banyas – Fire Inspector – 5 years in the fire service. Certified Fire Inspector, Plans Examiner, Fire Investigator, Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, CPR Instructor. Daniel Stearns – Fire Inspector – 10 years in the fire service. Certified Fire Inspector, Firefighter, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician, CPR Instructor, Scuba Dive-Rescue. FIRE RESCUE STAFF GENERAL POLICIES • 1.1 No CERT member is permitted to send any mass or group email to any other CERT Members • 1.2 CERT shall at all times act in a professional and courteous manner. • 1.3 CERT ID cards and equipment shall only be used for City Events, and going to, or returning from. CITY ACTIVATION City authorizes and Activates the CERT team in an emergency. Always maintain personal and family safety first. Always check for immediate hazards in your surroundings. CITY ACTIVATION Report rapid impact assessment numbers for damages to the City EOC. Meet team members at the rally point. Remember to stay with your appointed team member, partner. SELF ACTIVATION Any team can self activate for an unexpected disaster(Armageddon). Dial 911 to report team activation Assess the situation. Be SAFE. SELF ACTIVATION Perform search and Rescue Report findings to the City, request aid as required. NEW CERT COORDINATOR Congratulations to Peter Meade CERT COORDINATOR • Purpose of CERT is to train community members to be prepared before, and know what to do immediately after, a disaster. • Being an Active member of the CERT team means being able to attend a minimum number of trainings and events. • We need expertise from our members in specific areas. We also require people who wish to be leaders. • We want to have a continuous flow of ideas on the best way to prepare and serve our community. • Contact me through Christine Laurie, through my email address (it is on my first letter), or eventually through our web site. • We will share and synthesize . BROWARD COUNTY RAPID IMPACT ASSESSMENT (RIA) INTRODUCTION • The Rapid Impact Assessment (RIA) is a quick survey carried out by trained personnel. • Used to identify the impact of a damaging event. • Decisions need to be made regarding where to deploy support and resources. • A completed RIA provides helps start the process for federal help. INTRODUCTION • Provides an overview of damaged areas through the use of an online, collaborative, geographic map. • The RIA divides the County into ¼ mile grids • Also known as fire grids. • There are approximately 1,700 grids in the county. RAPID IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS • • • • When to start assessment? Damage categories Communication Search Markings WHEN TO START • When you receive an Everbridge Alert. • As soon as life safety issues and weather conditions permit • DO NOT put yourself in harms way • No assessment is needed if the damage is catastrophic DAMAGE CATEGORIES • • • • • Category 0-No Damage Category 1-Minor Category 2-Moderate Category 3-Severe Category 4-Catastrophic Category 0-No Damage • No flooding or significant wind damage Category 1-Minor Flood: • Able to discern roadways and where the roads end • Water is not entering structures • No obvious erosion of roadways or landscape Wind: • Minor amounts of debris • No significant signs of structural damage • Small tree branches, signage, and some downed power lines. Category 2-Moderate Flood: • Often impassible in a regular vehicle • Flooding of yards and minimal home flooding • There may be areas where roadways and bodies of water cannot be discerned due to the flooding Wind: • Shingles missing from roofs and some roof failure • Infrastructure including electric, telephone, water systems, and/or roadways sustained moderate damage • Most small and some large trees are downed Category 3-Severe Flood: • Flooding making roadways impassible by cars and trucks • Substantial flooding in many homes causing structural damage or collapse Wind: • Most structures sustaining damage with many sustaining major damage • Include total building collapses and many structures without roofs and/or windows • Extensive damage to infrastructure and large amounts of debris present. Category 4-Catastrophic Flood: • Streets are impassible via truck or car • Most homes have substantial flooding Wind: • Total building collapses • Structures with extensive damage • Foliage and infrastructure destroyed and extensive debris COMMUNICATION • Follow instructions on the Everbridge message. • If you do not receive instructions follow your self activation guidelines. COMMUNICATION Bad example: RIA: I am in South Creek it is kind of windy, some flooding, I have power not sure if my neighbors do. no homes damaged, there is water in swale. COMMUNICATION Good example. RIA for 9/27/13 5:30 P.M . Wind: 1 Flooding: 1 Location: 1310 Ave of the stars, CERT team LIMA, Power is still on, roads are clear. MARKING SEARCHED AREAS BASICS OF FIRST AID OBJECTIVES • KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC BLEEDING CONTROL TECHNIQUES • KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC SPLINTING TECHNIQUES BASIC BLEEDING CONTROL TECHNIQUES • DIRECT PRESSURE • APPLY DIRECT PRESSURE TO SITE USING GAUZE • IF BLEEDING SOAKS THRU ADD MORE GAUZE • ONCE GAUZE IS APPLIED NEVER REMOVE GAUZE • ELEVATION • GRAVITY WILL HELP TO SLOW THE FLOW OF BLOOD • ALWAYS BE SURE TO ELEVATE ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE HEART Once bleeding is controlled, take steps to TREAT THE VICTIM FOR SHOCK! BLEEDING CONTROL TECHNIQUES • PRESSURE POINTS • Common pressure points: • Arm between shoulder and elbow - brachial artery • Groin area along bikini line - femoral artery • Behind the knee - popliteal artery Remember to keep the wound elevated above the heart and keep pressure directly on the wound. Once bleeding is controlled, take steps to TREAT THE VICTIM FOR SHOCK! SHOCK TREATMENT • USE TRENDELENBERG POSITION • HAVE PATIENT LAYING ON THERE BACK AND RAISE THE FEET ABOVE THE HEAD • ONLY RAISE THE FEET 15 TO 30 DEGREES • IF USING A BACKBOARD SIMPLY LIFT THE BOARD AT THE FEET • WITHOUT A BACKBOARD A ROLLED TOWEL CAN BE PLACED UNDER THE ANKLES • PATIENTS WITH NAUSEA YOU MAY NOT WANT TO USE TRENDELENBERG BASIC SPLINTING TECHNIQUES • SHOULDER SLING • USES FOR SLING • TRIANGLE BANDAGE • DON’T FORGET THE KNOT!!! SLING DIAGRAM BASIC SPLINTING • ALWAYS SPLINT IN THE POSITION IN WHICH YOU FIND THE INJURY • POSSIBLE FRACTURES SPLINT THE JOINTS ABOVE AND BELOWTHE INJURY • POSSIBLE SPRAINS & JOINT INJURIES SPLINT THE BONES ABOVE AND BELOW THE INJURY • ALWAYS REMEMBER TO CHECK FOR CIRCULATION BEFORE & AFTER SPLINTING TO ENSURE THE SPLINT IS NOT TO TIGHT. • AFTER SPLINTING APPLY ICE TO THE INJURIED AREA TO HELP WITH SWELLING QUESTIONS?