File - Lindon City Drill Down for Safety

Report
Chief Cody Cullimore
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A drill sponsored by the city in cooperation
with local businesses, schools, and churches.
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To practice communication and response in a
situation where normal communication
channels have broken down and normal
resources are not enough.
How You Can Help!
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Signs in Business Windows
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Double-Sided Yard Signs
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School Notifications
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Block Captains Distribute
the Flier to Everyone in
the City:
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Week before the drill
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Block Captains Talk to
Neighbors About the Drill
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Make or Practice a Family
Emergency Plan
Put out yard signs starting September 9, not before!
Kelly Johnson
The Ant
and the
Grasshopper
The Ant & the
Grasshopper
Become Friends
DAY OF
PREPAREDNESS
72-hour Go-Kit
96-hour Go-Kit
3 months food & basics
• Medication
• Baby/kid stuff
• Water purifier
Disaster
Preparedness
Prevention
Response
Recovery
Evaluate
Improve
Plan
Organize &
Equip
Exercise
Train
Block Gathering
Neighborhood EOC
Area EOC
TIME
6:00 PM
6:15 PM
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
7:00 PM
7:15 PM
7:30 PM
7:45 PM
8:00 PM
8:15 PM
8:30 PM
REVERSE
911 CALL
REPORT
CHAIN
Block to City
RADIO
TRANSMISSION
TABLE-TOP
EXERCISE
CITY EOC
DEBRIEF
CITY BUILDING
6:00 PM
BLOCK CAPTAINS:
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Honk horns at
EXACTLY 6:00 PM
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Blocks Gather
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Properly & Quickly
Fill Out FORM
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Send FORM to the
Neighborhood Captain
by Pair of Runners
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Activity? (Sensitivity
to your block’s
needs…)
COMMUNICATION CHAIN
(After 6:00 PM)
NEIGHBORHOOD CAPTAINS:
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Collect FORMS from Block
Captains (ENCOURAGE
SPEEDY COLLECTION)
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Tally Numbers and
Information on
Neighborhood FORMS and
Send to Area Command by
Paired Runners
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Don’t Close Neighborhood
EOC Until You Get a Response
from the Area
AREA CAPTAINS:
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Tally Numbers/Info on Area
FORMS and send to City EOC
by both Paired Runners AND
Radio
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Don’t Close EOC Until You Get
a Response from the City
LINDON CITY
Emergency Operations
Center (EOC)
Practicing Role Specific
Functions Through
Simulated Scenarios
Police / Fire
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Communication
Prioritizing and
allocating resources
Calling in help
Security issues
Mapping events
Media relations
City Council & Mayor
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How to declare a
State of Emergency
Matters of Policy
Interfacing with the
community to
address concerns
40 LUCKY Citizens
What you might see / hear . . .
“We have one giant pancake, 23 feet in
diameter. Please send pancake lovers to 444
East 710 North. They must bring their forks.”
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Meanwhile, at the City Center . . .
“There’s a large tree blocking the road at 444
East 710 North. Please send debris crew, they
must bring their chainsaws.”
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RADIO
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Two-way Communication
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Ham Radio Training Item
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Chance for Amateur
Operators to Respond to
the Event by Radio
City net frequencies (Simplex)
146.56 MHz (Voice)
446.500 MHz (Digital)
Emergency
Preparedness
Specialist
PACKETS
FIRST! Sign them out!
INSIDE YOU SHOULD FIND:
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Instructions for
Emergency Preparedness
Specialists
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Forms for Block &
Neighborhood Captains
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Instructions for Block &
Neighborhood Captains
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Smaller Envelope(s) with
the Special Scenarios
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Fliers for Copying /
Distribution
• These should get placed
on every door in the city
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Once a presidential disaster declaration is issued and
damages are documented, FEMA can provide up to a
75 percent cost reimbursement for eligible projects.
State and local entities then must come up with a 25
percent shared cost match. ($, donations, services)
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The time citizens and volunteer groups spend
sandbagging, clearing debris from clogged drains,
taking and logging calls, staffing warming centers,
and many other duties may be an allowable
reimbursement under the FEMA Public Assistance
programs but volunteer efforts need to be organized
and documented correctly.
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If disaster cost
Lindon must provide
$1,000,000.00
$250,000.00
100 x $17.50/hr @ 4 hrs =
$7,000.00
5,000 x $17.50/hr @ 4 hrs = $350,000.00
But if disaster cost . . .
Then we must provide
$10,000,000.00
$2,500,000.00
A WORD on
VOLUNTEERISM
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If you want to
volunteer with an
existing agency...
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Red Cross
UCARES
CERT
MRC
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NOW is the time!
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Be careful!
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Personal protective
equipment
Don’t become a part
of the problem… the
“disaster within a
disaster”
Children
VOLUNTEER to HELP
with THIS DRILL 
David Banner
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Phone
Runner
Radio
First choice in an emergency
• Everyone has one
• Highly reliable
• Easy to use
BUT:
• Requires infrastructure
• Infrastructure can be overloaded
Communications
Network
If any of the links between you and the other
person are broken or overwhelmed, your call
cannot go through.
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Main communications hub in New Orleans
destroyed
• Cell towers downed
• Damaged telephone lines
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Satellite phones overloaded satellite
bandwidth
Hurricane landfall August 29.
Most National Guard communications
restored by Sept. 12.
Texting
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Requires very little bandwidth
Uses phone’s control channel
Contains location information
No “Text to 911” in Utah
Social Media
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Low bandwidth
Posting is quick
Reaches large numbers
Useful for:
• “I am safe”
• “Stay away from this
area”
Foot / Bike / Motorized Vehicle
Useful over short distance
• Reliable
• Always send in pairs
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BUT:
• Two-way communications is slow
FRS (Family Radio Service)
Ham Radio
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Inexpensive
Easy to use
Easy to find
BUT:
Very low power (1/2 watt)
Limited number of channels
Antenna not swappable
Limited to line-of-sight communications
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Lots of frequencies
Handheld radios can tie into repeaters to traverse terrain
Larger radios capable of communicating over great distances
Can use digital modes for faxes, images, etc.
BUT:
• Requires a written exam to obtain FCC license
• Off-the-shelf equipment can be expensive
• Not as ubiquitous as phones/FRS radios
• “You may not be able to talk to the person you want to talk
to, but you will probably be able to talk to somebody.”
Neighborhood
Block
Area
Lindon City
Lindon Storehouse
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City-wide ham radio net
 Starts about 6:20 PM
 Any Lindon operators welcome to check-in
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City net frequencies (Simplex)
 146.56 MHz (Voice)
 446.500 MHz (Digital)
Angie Hendrickson
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Anything you need to be mobile
 Wheelchair / crutches
 Transportation help due to
▪ age, weight, illness, impairment, other
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Anything you need to function
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Medication
Medical devices
Personal assistance from parent or professional
Translator (if all messages are in English)
Help for those who are sight or hearing impaired
Bob Buckner
OUR GREATEST BUSINESS ASSET:
OUR PEOPLE
Signs in windows
Company-wide Meeting
▪ Explain importance of knowing what to do ahead of
time.
▪ Demonstrate Drop, Cover and Hold On
▪ Hold a 60-second drill
▪ Sh0rt Review after drill
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DROP
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Cover
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Drop to the floor
Get under a table, chair, etc.
Hold On!
 If your cover moves,
move with it.
for being here, for being great, for being you

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