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TYPHOON PROCEDURE
SUGGESTED CITIZEN INSTRUCTIONS

A. GENERAL INFORMATION {read more}:
B. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AFTER
WARNINGS AND PRIOR TO TYPHOON:{read
more}:
C. EVACUATION{read more}:
D. SAFETY MEASURES AFTER PASSAGE OF
TYPHOON {read more}:
E. THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO PREPARE FOR A
TYPHOON (TYPHOON KIT){read more}:
F. SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING AND AFTER
TYPHOON [..Carolinian..] [..Chamorro..]
G. TYPHOON SUGGESTED CITIZEN
INSTRUCTIONS [..Carolinian..] [...Chamorro..]


A. GENERAL INFORMATION WARNINGS
1.THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
(TYPHOON COMMAND POST), ISSUES WARNINGS
WHEN A TYPHOON IS APPROACHING THE ISLANDS
OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
2.A TYPHOON WATCH MEANS A TYPHOON MAY
THREATEN OUR AREA WITHIN 72 HOURS. A
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TYPHOON WATCH IS NOT A TYPHOON WARNING,
BUT AN ALERT FOR THE EMERGENCY SERVICES
PERSONNEL AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN
PROSPECTIVELY THREATENED AREAS. WHEN OUR
AREA IS UNDER A TYPHOON WATCH, CONTINUE
NORMAL ACTIVITIES, BUT STAY TUNED TO RADIO
AND TV STATIONS FOR ALL WEATHER BULLETINS
AND ADVISORIES.
3.A TYPHOON WARNING MEANS BULLETINS AND
ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED WHEN A TYPHOON IS
EXPECTED TO THREATEN OR STRIKE OUR AREA
WITHING 48 HOURS. BULLETINS AND ADVISORIES
FOR ALL TYPHOON WARNINGS INCLUDE
CLASSIFICATIONS OF FLOOD PRONE IN COASTAL
AND INLAND AREAS, SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS,
GALE WARNINGS WITHIN THE STORMS
PERIMETER, ESTIMATED STORM EFFECTS, AND
RECOMMENDED EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.


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B. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AFTER WARNINGS
AND PRIOR TO TYPHOON
1.KEEP YOUR RADIO OR TELEVISION ON AND
LISTEN FOR THE LATEST WEATHER WARNING AND
ADVISORIES. WHEN A TYPHOON APPROACHES,
LISTEN FOR FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS. IF
POWER FAILS, USE PORTABLE BATTERY RADIO OR
YOUR CAR RADIO. CHECK YOUR BATTERY
POWERED EQUIPMENT. YOUR RADIO MAY BE THE
ONLY SOURCE OF KNOWING VITAL INFORMATION
REGARDING THE TYPHOON.
2.PLAN YOUR TIME BEFORE THE TYPHOON
ARRIVES. WAITING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE
MIGHT MEAN YOULL BE ISOLATED.
3.LEAVE BEACHES OR OTHER LOW-LYING AREAS
THAT MAY BE SWEPT BY HIGH TIDES. LEAVE
EARLY; DONT TAKE THE RISK OF BEING
MAROONED.
4.MOVE YOUR BOAT SECURELY BEFORE THE
TYPHOON ARRIVES, OR MOVE IT TO A
DESIGNATED SAFE AREA. WHEN YOUR BOAT IS
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MOVED, LEAVE IT, DO NOT ATTEMPT ON
RETURNING ONCE THE WINDS AND WAVES BUILD
UP.
5. BOARD UP WINDOWS OR PROTECT THEM WITH
STORM SHUTTERS. DANGER TO SMALL WINDOWS
IS MAINLY FROM WIND-DRIVEN DEBRIS. LARGER
WINDOWS MAY BE BROKEN BY WIND PRESSURE.
6. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS THAT MIGHT BE
BLOWN AWAY OR UPROOTED. GARBAGE CANS,
GARDEN TOOLS, TOYS, SIGNS, PORCH
FURNITURE, AND A NUMBER OF OTHER
HARMLESS ITEMS BECOME MISSILES OF
DESTRUCTION IN TYPHOON FORCE WINDS.
ANCHOR THEM OR STORE THEM INSIDE BEFORE
THE TYPHOON STRIKES.
7.STORE DRINKING WATER IN CLEAN, CLOSED
CONTAINERS, SUCH AS JUGS, BOTTLES, AND
COOKING UTENSILS. YOUR AREA WATER SUPPLY
MAY BE CONTAMINATED BY FLOODING OR
DAMAGES BY THE TYPHOON.
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8.KEEP YOUR CAR FUELED. SERVICE STATIONS
MAY BE INOPERABLE FOR SEVERAL DAYS OR
WEEKS AFTER THE TYPHOON STRIKES DUE TO
POWER DISRUPTION.
9.UNLESS ADVISED TO EVACUATE, STAY AT HOME
IF YOUR HOUSE IS STURDY AND ON HIGH
GROUND. IF YOU ARE LIVING IN A WOODEN
STRUCTURE, OR TIN HOUSE, MOVE TO A
DESIGNATED SHELTER AND STAY THERE UNTIL
THE TYPHOON IS OVER.
10.REMAIN INDOORS DURING THE TYPHOON.
TRAVEL IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ESPECIALLY
DURING HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS.
11.BEWARE OF THE EYE. IF THE CALM CENTER
OF THE TYPHOON PASSES DIRECTLY OVERHEAD,
THERE WILL BE LULL IN THE WIND LASTING FROM
A FEW MINUTES TO HALF-AN-HOUR OR MORE.
STAY IN A SAFE PLACE UNLESS EMERGENCY
REPAIRS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. ALWAYS
REMEMBER, THAT AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
EYE DESTRUCTIVE FORCE WINDS RISE VERY
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RAPIDLY AND WILL BE COMING FROM THE
OPPOSITE DIRECTION.

C. EVACUATION
IF YOU ARE WARNED TO EVACUATE YOUR HOME
AND MOVE TO ANOTHER LOCATION, OR, TO A
PREDESIGNATED TYPHOON SHELTER
TEMPORARILY, THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS TO
REMEMBER. HERE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT
ONES:
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AND ADVICE OF
LOCAL AUTHORITIES
IF YOU ARE TOLD TO EVACUATE, DO SO
PROMPTLY. IF YOU ARE INSTRUCTED TO MOVE TO
A CERTAIN LOCATION, GO THERE, DONT GO
ANYWHERE ELSE. IF CERTAIN TRAVEL ROUTES
ARE SPECIFIED OR RECOMMENDED, USE THOSE
ROUTES RATHER THAN TRYING TO FIND SHORT
CUTS OF YOUR OWN. IF YOU ARE TOLD TO SHUT
OFF YOUR WATER OR POWER BEFORE LEAVING,
DO SO. ALSO, LISTEN TO RADIO AND TV
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ANNOUNCEMENTS WHERE EMERGENCY HOUSING
AND MASS FEEDING AREAS ARE LOCATED.
SECURE YOUR HOME BEFORE LEAVING
IF YOU HAVE TIME, AND IF YOU HAVE NOT
RECEIVED OTHER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE
LOCAL AUTHORITIES, YOU SHOULD LOCK YOUR
HOUSE DOORS AND WINDOWS. PARK YOUR CAR
IN THE GARAGE, CARPORT, OR DRIVEWAY, CLOSE
THE WINDOWS, AND LOCK THE CAR (UNLESS YOU
ARE DRIVING TO YOUR NEW TEMPORARY
LOCATION).
TRAVEL WITH CARE
IF THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ARE ARRANGING
TRANSPORTATION FOR YOU, PRECAUTIONS WILL
BE TAKEN FOR YOUR SAFETY. IF YOU ARE
WALKING OR DRIVING YOUR OWN CAR TO
ANOTHER LOCATION, KEEP THESE THINGS IN
MIND:
- LEAVE EARLY ENOUGH SO AS NOT TO BE
MAROONED BY FLOODED ROADS, FALLEN TREES,
AND WIRES.
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- MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH GASOLINE IN
YOUR CAR.
- FOLLOW RECOMMENDED ROUTES.
- AS YOU TRAVEL, KEEP LISTENING TO THE RADIO
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND
INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

D. SAFETY MEASURES AFTER PASSAGE OF TYPHOON
1.REMAIN IN SHELTER UNTIL INFORMED BY THOSE
IN CHARGE THAT YOU MAY RETURN TO YOUR
HOME.
2.KEEP TUNED TO YOUR RADIO OR TV STATIONS
FOR ADVICE AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC) ON:
A.WHERE TO GO TO OBTAIN NECESSARY MEDICAL
CARE IN YOUR AREA.
B.WHERE TO GO FOR NECESSARY EMERGENCY
ASSISTANCE FOR HOUSING, CLOTHING, FOOD,
ETC.
C.WAYS TO HELP YOURSELF AND YOUR
COMMUNITY RECOVER FROM THE EMERGENCY.
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3.USE EXTREME CAUTION IN ENTERING OR
WORKING IN BUILDINGS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN
DAMAGED OR WEAKENED BY THE DISASTER;
THEY MAY COLLAPSE WITHOUT WARNING.
4.DONT TAKE LANTERNS, TORCHES, OR LIGHTED
CIGARETTES INTO BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN
DAMAGED BY A TYPHOON; ALWAYS ASSUME
RUPTURED GAS LINES OR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL
PRESENT. USE BATTERY-OPERATED
FLASHLIGHTS, SPOTLIGHTS, ETC., IF AVAILABLE.
5.STAY AWAY FROM FALLEN OR DAMAGED
ELECTRIC WIRES, WHICH MAY STILL BE
DANGEROUS. NOTIFY THE EMERGENCY
OPERATIONS CENTER IMMEDIATELY FOR
COORDINATION.
6. CHECK FOR LEAKING GAS PIPES IN YOUR
HOME. DO THIS BY SMELL. DONT USE MATCHES
OR CANDLES. IF YOU SMELL GAS, DO THIS:
A.OPEN ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS
B.TURN OFF THE MAIN GAS VALVE
C.LEAVE THE HOUSE IMMEDIATELY
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D.NOTIFY THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
AT TELEPHONE NUMBERS 237-8000/1/2/3 OR THE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AT TELEPHONE
NUMBER 911.
E.DONT RE-ENTER THE HOUSE UNTIL YOU ARE
TOLD IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
7.IF ANY OF YOUR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES ARE
WET, FIRST TURN OFF THE MAIN POWER SWITCH
IN YOUR HOUSE, THEN UNPLUG THE WET
APPLIANCE, DRY IT OUT, RECONNECT IT, AND
THEN, TURN ON THE MAIN POWER SWITCH.
(CAUTION: DONT DO ANY OF THESE THINGS
WHILE YOU ARE WET OR STANDING IN WATER.) IF
FUSES BLOW WHEN THE ELECTRIC POWER IS
RESTORED, TURN OFF THE MAIN POWER SWITCH
AGAIN AND THEN INSPECT FOR SHORT CIRCUITS
IN YOUR HOME WIRING, APPLIANCES, ETC.
8.CHECK YOUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLIES
BEFORE USING THEM. FOODS THAT REQUIRE
REFRIGERATION MAY BE SPOILED IF ELECTRIC
POWER HAS BEEN SHUT OFF FOR SOME TIME.
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ALSO, DO NOT USE FRESH FOOD THAT HAS COME
IN CONTACT WITH FLOOD WATERS.
9.STAY AWAY FROM DISASTER AREAS.
SIGHTSEEING COULD INTERFERE WITH FIRST-AID
OR RESCUE WORK, AND MAY BE DANGEROUS AS
WELL.
10.DONT DRIVE UNLESS NECESSARY, BUT IF YOU
MUST, DRIVE WITH CAUTION. WATCH FOR
HAZARDS TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS, AND
REPORT THEM TO THE POLICE OR THE
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER.
11.REPORT BROKEN SEWER OR WATER LINES TO
THE COMMONWEALTH UTILITIES CORPORATION
(CUC) AT TELEPHONE NUMBER 664-4282 OR THE
EMERGENCY OPERTIONS CENTER (EOC) AT
TELEPHONE NUMBER 237-8000/1/2/3 FOR
RESTORATION AND/OR REPAIR.
REMEMBER: A TYPHOON MOVING OVER LAND CAN
CAUSE SEVERE FLOODING. STAY AWAY FROM THE
BEACH FRONT AND STREAMS UNTIL ALL
POTENTIAL FLOODING HAVE PASSED.
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GRADUATION FROM TROPICAL DISTURBANCE TO
TYPHOON IS A MATTER OF DEGREE. A TROPICAL
DISTURBANCE WHICH MAY BUILD IN INTENSITY OR
DISSIPATE, USUALLY HAS WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH.
A WELL DEVELOPED STORM WITH WINDS OF 40
MPH NEAR THE CENTER GUSTING TO 65 MPH CAN
COVER AN AREA OF OVER 150 NAUTICAL MILE
RADIUS. FEEDER-BAND FROM A WELL-DEVELOPED
STORM CAN CAUSE TORRENTIAL RAIN AND
CREATE FLASH FLOODS ESPECIALLY ON LOW
LYING AREAS.
TROPICAL STORMS ORIGINATED ABOVE THE
EQUATOR AND EAST OF 150 DEG. EAST CAN
EASILY REACH TYPHOON INTENSITY OVER-WATER
WITHIN 48 HOURS PERIOD OR LESS. ALTHOUGH
TYPHOONS ARE GREATER IN STRENGTH OR
INTENSITY THAN TROPICAL STORMS, CONDITION
SETTINGS ARE BASICALLY THE SAME. THESE
SETTINGS (CONDITIONS) ARE BASED ON THEIR
FORWARD MOVEMENT OR SPEED OF ADVANCE.
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BELOW ARE THE WIND VELOCITIES DEFINING
EACH CATEGORY, AND CONDITION SETTINGS:
CATEGORY INTENSITY
TROPICAL DEPRESSION
WINDS OF 30 TO 39
MPH
TROPICAL STORM
WINDS OF 40 TO 72
MPH
TYPHOON
WINDS OF 73 TO 150
MPH
SUPER TYPHOON
WINDS OF 151 MPH
OR GREATER

E. THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO PREPARE FOR A TYPHOON
(TYPHOON KIT)
FOOD AND WATER (TO DRINK AND TO USE FOR
WASHING)
FIRST AID KIT
CANDLES
MATCHES
FLASH LIGHTS
BATTERIES
OIL LAMPS OR LANTERNS
KEROSENE
PORTABLE GAS BURNER (STOVE)
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BUTANE
BATTERY-OPERATED RADIO
DISPOSABLE PLATES, UTENSILS AND CUPS
PAPER TOWEL AND TOILET PAPER
PLASTIC BAGS AND TRASH BAGS
ICE AND ICE CHEST
BOTTLE AND CAN OPENERS
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
CELLULAR PHONE























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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: EARTHQUAKE

IF INDOORS DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
DROP to the ground
TAKE COVER by moving under a sturdy table or
other piece of furniture
HOLD ON until shaking stops
If you cannot take cover under a piece of
furniture, tuck your head into your knees and
cover your head with your arms
Evacuate only after shaking has stopped and it
is safe to do so
DO NOT USE ELEVATORS
IF OUTDOORS DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
Remain outdoors; DO NOT enter a building
Move away from buildings, trees, streetlights,
and utility wires
Drop to your knees and into fetal position, close
your eyes, and cross your arms over the back of
your neck for protection
Remain in this position until shaking stops
Stay in an open area; the greatest danger exists
directly outside buildings, at building exits, and
alongside exterior walls
IF IN A VEHICLE DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
Stop as quickly as safety permits and stay in the
vehicle
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Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees,
overpasses, and utility wires
Proceed cautiously once shaking has stopped
Avoid roads, bridges, or ramps that might have
been damaged by the earthquake
AFTER SHAKING STOPS
DO NOT USE MATCHES/LIGHTERS OR
OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION
Power outages may occur; fire alarms and
sprinkler systems may be activated
If possible, provide assistance to persons with
disabilities who may need it or alert emergency
responders to their location
Do not enter any building that has been deemed
or appears to be unsafe
Leave the area if you smell gas or chemical
fumes
Be prepared for aftershocks
If you are properly trained and able, provide first
aid to victims
DO NOT move the seriously injured unless they
are in immediate danger of further injury
Open doors carefully
Watch for falling objects
Avoid using telephones unless reporting an
emergency
Call USC Police at 911 and tell the dispatcher:
Your location
Status of the victim (conscious, breathing,
bleeding)
Any visible injuries
Stay on the phone until released by the
dispatcher
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IF TRAPPED IN A BUILDING
DO NOT USE MATCHES/LIGHTERS OR
OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION
Cover your nose and mouth with cloth to protect
against dust
If you are properly trained, provide first aid to
victims
Do not move about or kick up dust
Signal for help by whistling or tapping on the
building
Shout only as a last resort
Call USC Police at 911 and tell the dispatcher:
Your location
Status of the victim (conscious, breathing,
bleeding)
Any visible injuries
Stay on the phone until released by the
dispatcher
PREPARE FOR AN EARTHQUAKE
Fasten shelves securely to walls
Place large or heavy objects on lower shelves
Store breakable items such as bottled foods and
glass in low, closed cabinets with latches
Hang heavy items such as pictures or mirrors
away from beds, couches, and any other seating
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FIRE EMERGENCY PROCEDURE
PURPOSE
How you react in the event of fire depends on how well
you have prepared for a fire emergency. Therefore,
departments should ensure that all employees are
familiar with the procedure to follow in the event of an
emergency as outlined in the University's Emergency
Plan.
PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW
Departments that need a special fire emergency
procedure to meet your operations should contact the
Fire Safety Section for assistance.
Most departments can follow the basic building
evacuation procedure outlined below. The building
evacuation procedure for your department should be
posted on the office bulletin board.
BASIC PROCEDURE
1. In the event of an alarm "RACE":
a. R: Remove anyone from immediate danger
b. A: Activate the building fire alarm system and call
911
c. C: Confine the fire by closing all windows and
doors
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d. E: Evacuate, leave the building
Extinguish the fire, if it can be done safely
2. How to Survive a Building Fire
. Crawl If There's Smoke
a. Feel Doors Before Opening
b. Go To The Nearest Exit
c. Always Use An Exit Stair, Not An Elevator
d. Close Doors
e. Use a fire extinguisher if the fire is very small and
you know how to use it safely
f. If you are on fire - Stop, Drop and Roll
g. If You Get Trapped
i. Close the door
ii. Seal cracks
iii. Open the windows if safe
iv. Signal for help and phone 911
v. Don't jump; the fire department will reach you
3. If You are Physically Impaired
. If you are disabled (even temporarily), you should
do the following:
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. Learn about fire safety
i. Plan ahead for fire emergencies
ii. Be aware of your own capabilities and
limitations
a. Look for "areas of refuge" like stair enclosures or
other side of corridor fire doors. Elevators are not
safe during fires. Sometimes it may be safer to
stay in your room. Follow the advice for being
trapped.
b. If there is an immediate threat to safety, ask
others near you for assistance. If no help is
available, seek refuge in a room with a window or
stairway. If possible, call "911" to report your
location and receive instructions from the
Emergency Operator.
UNC-CH EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
Print this document.
Directions: Each Emergency Coordinator needs to fill
out the information below on the Emergency Action
Plan so Environment, Health and Safety will have the
necessary information on each building to ensure the
safety of occupants.
Purpose: The Emergency Action Plan is to outline a
structured evacuation to ensure the safety of UNC
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employees, students and visitors. The plan is intended
as guidance in the management of any unusual
occurrence for your building. Occurrences could include
floods, hurricanes, explosions, tornadoes, major fires,
terrorism, and any event that has the potential for mass
casualties.
Fill out the following information on the form:
1. Date
2. Building Name
3. Department Name
4. CB #
5. Phones
6. Fax
7. Email
8. Emergency Coordinator
9.
10. Building Manager
Emergency Evacuation Procedures
When the fire alarm sounds, take the following
action.
1. Evacuate immediately at the closest exit.
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2. When leaving the building, close all windows
and doors. This will stop the spread of fire.
3. If you encounter smoke, drop down to the floor
and stay low until you reach the exit.
4. When evacuating the building, always use the
stairs, never use the elevator, because
power could be lost, trapping you on the floor
of the fire.
5. If Physically Impaired, know your places of
refuge. Please list places of refuge for
Physically Impaired personnel.
6. Meet at designated assembly area, which
should be at least 50 feet from building.
Please fill in designated assembly area
Shelter in Place Procedures
Sometimes "Shelter in Place" is used for
emergencies for weather-related incidents such
as hurricanes and tornados. Also, if there is an
emergency outside the building such as a gas
leak, remaining in place is safer.
1. In case of a weather-related incident, a
basement is the best place to seek shelter. If
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there is no basement, seek an interior hall or
room away from windows.
2. Wait for signal from Emergency Coordinator to
leave building.
3. List areas to be used for "Shelter in Place"
Fire Prevention Plan
1. Refer to Emergency Evacuation Plan.
2. Refer/create own Emergency response
procedures.
3. Know where Fire extinguishers are located
through-out.
4. Fire Extinguisher training.
5. Provide 3' around all electrical equipment, fire
protection devices, heating equipment
including kitchen appliances.
6. Keep 44" clearances in all aisles to all exits at
all times.
7. Know the Areas of Refuge and purpose.
8. Know secondary exit routes.
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SAFETY PROTOCOL FOR UNC FIRE WATCH
The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) - (UNC Fire
Marshal) - shall have the authority to require standby
fire personnel or an approved fire watch when
potentially hazardous conditions or a reduction in a
life safety feature exist due to the type of
performance, display, exhibit, occupancy, contest or
activity, an impairment to a fire protection feature, or
the number of persons present.
Qualified personnel shall be provided to serve as an
on-site fire watch. The sole duty of fire-watch
personnel shall be to watch for the occurrence of fire.
A fire watch should consist of trained personnel who
continuously patrol the affected area. Ready access
to fire extinguishers and the ability to promptly notify
UNC Operations/Fire Department are critical steps to
fire intervention. During the patrol of the area, the fire
watch officer should not only be looking for fire, but
also making sure that the other fire protection
features of the building such as egress routes and
proper lighting are available and functioning properly.
Fire watch personnel shall make 24 hour continuous
walking rounds through affected building ntil it can be
put back in operation.
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Fire watch personnel shall carry a functional cellular
phone while on duty, and be familiar with the
emergency number for UNC Operations #962-8100.
Fire Watch personnel must check-in with either the
manager or supervisor of the UNC facility that is
performing the fire watch or the construction
company operating on UNC premises where the fire
watch has been determined to be necessary by the
Fire Marshal's Office. This check-in must occur at the
beginning and ending of each shift. Personnel must
provide UNC Fire Marshal with final documentation
which includes the names for personnel, and all shift
dates and times for duration of the required fire
watch.







FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Planning for an emergency helps you to:
Minimise the time taken for the emergency services to
reach you
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Minimise the risk to operators if there is an
emergency
Include environmental and other emergencies in your
plan.
Employers and the self-employed need to assess the
first aid requirements of their work. Make sure there are
enough trained first aiders and facilities to help
casualties of illness or injury immediately, and that an
ambulance or other professional help can be summoned
without delay.
You should also identify which items need to be in the
worksite first aid kit.
Your first aid assessment
Your first aid assessment should take account of:
The nature of the work
The history and consequences of injuries
The nature and distribution of the workforce
The remoteness of the site from the emergency
services, including location, terrain and weather
conditions
Working on shared or multi-occupied sites
Holidays and other absences of first aiders
The presence of trainees and the public
The possibility of medical conditions or allergies.
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First aid kit
You should carry a personal first aid kit on you while at
work. It should contain at least a large wound dressing, a
pair of plastic gloves and a Resusciade (or similar
device). Keep a worksite first aid kit at a central location.
Emergency procedures
For any emergency procedures to work well, all
operators and managers must aware of the procedures
and have the opportunity to test them. You should test,
evaluate and modify your procedures to ensure they are
working. Ensure you know your location. Be able to
provide OS grid references or GPS coordinates, and
access points from the main road into the forest or
woodland.
You should also anticipate problems that will exist in
getting to a casualty, e.g. the need for aerial tree rescue,
or releasing a casualty who is trapped below a tree or
heavy equipment. Identify the personnel and equipment
that need to be on site and set up how to quickly contact
other people you need.



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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR FLOODING
In case of flooding in your home, and or property,
persons can take
emergency sanitation measures to protect your health
and safety.
HOUSEHOLD CLEANUP PROCEDURES:
CELLARS: If possible, wait for ground waters to drop
below floor level,
otherwise, drain or pump water from flooded cellars,
being careful to avoid
the collapse of walls caused by the pressure of the water
saturated ground
around the basement. Wear gloves to avoid contact with
flood water and
disinfection solution. Wash down the walls, floors, and
other areas exposed
to flood waters with hose stream and scrubbing brush;
keep windows and
doors open for ventilation during cleanup.
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Disinfect the washed areas by applying a solution of
bleach with a broom or
white wash brush and allowing the solution to remain in
contact for
approximately 10 minutes.
The solution is prepared by adding 2 ounces of bleach to
5 gallons of water.
Rinse with cold water as soon as possible to minimize
staining. Any
commercially available disinfectant can be used. Follow
manufacturers
directions.
FLOORS: Clear away mud and other debris as
completely as possible and
wash.
FLOOR COVERINGS: Remove rugs and carpets if
necessary, flush with
hose and squeeze, then wash with luke warm water
containing a detergent.
Rinse and dry in sun. CAUTION: Wool fibers will shrink
more than
synthetic materials.
FURNITURE: Clean and then wash metal and leather
surfaces with mild
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soap and water. Wipe dry immediately. Some upholstery
may be washed on
the surface with soap and water then wiped dry. Expose
to open air and
sunshine.CLOTHING: Clean all clothing by laundering or
dry cleaning.
* Check with your insurance provider as you may have
flood damage
coverage which can provide for professional flood
damage cleaning.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Gas and Electrical Services: Follow instructions of utility
company, licensed
plumber/gas fitter, licensed electrician and appliance
service dealer
concerning restoration of service. Be sure electrical
appliances are dry and in
good condition before using. DO NOT turn on or try to fix
gas-fired units
and electrical utilities that have become wet, seek a
professionals help. If
power is off due to flooding DO NOT enter any wet
basement. Avoid
contact with electrical fixtures when standing in water or
on a damp floor. Keep children away from flooded
basements.