Provide safety for occupants during periods of disaster and/or emergency.
HP Action 2.1 (A) Structure Requirements (4 points)
Provide the items listed below
Organize the community to provide the items listed below at the residential and commercial scale.
- Enhanced First Aid Kit: Meet HP Req. 2.0 requirements. Provide Automated External Defibrillator.
- High-Demand/Short Supply items: Identify an on-site emergency care space and stockpile essential emergency care supplies not included in the fundamental First Aid Kit provided in Requirement HP Req. 2.0. Identify and consult with emergency responders that would serve the facility. Stock supplies that the emergency responders identify as likely to be in high demand and/or short supply in disaster scenarios.
- Unique-need items: Identify and stock supplies that are not part of Fundamental First Aid Kit required by HP Req. 2.0, but which reflect hazards specific to the project location and/or the special needs of the project occupants.
- Enhanced First Aid Training: Meet requirements in HP 2.0. Provide + maintain First Aid, CPR + AED training classes for at least 85% of occupants on average over time. Provide and maintain certifications for at least 35% of occupants on average over time.
- First Aid, CRP and AED Certification - American Red Cross h Article: OSHA Compliance for First Aid in the Workplace
- Enhanced Access to Emergency Care: Organize and conduct a meeting with at least two emergency care providers near the facility and/or within the local community to facilitate coordination and emergency response capacity.
- Create a written emergency action plan that outlines steps to improve the effectiveness of the off-site care providers in assisting facility occupants in an emergency. Identify barriers to care including coordination of transportation, pick-up and delivery to the facility; communication protocols + equipment; and possible on-site care options.
- Collaborate with nearby facilities to purchase or share needed amenities, supplies and equipment that could enhance on-site emergency care.
- Identify individuals with special medical needs who may require supplies or medication over a 10-day period. With their participation, develop plans to meet those needs.
- Enhanced Emergency Sanitation: Meet the requirements of HP 2.0 and provide improved sanitation for portable emergency toilets. Provide biodegradable + sanitizing compounds to encapsulate waste and improve control over the spread of disease.
HP Action 2.1 (B) (4 points)
Provide on-site sanitation infrastructure and all related resources required for standalone operation including, but not limited to trained facilities personnel and power and/ or water for proper operation.
- FEMA/Ready Business Emergency Supplies Checklist
- Disaster Supply Kit - University of Missouri Extension
Enhanced Communication Capacity + Equipment
- Meet the requirements of HP Req. 2.0.
Provide Portable Emergency Lighting
- Provide hand-held lighting equivalent to 6-8 LED diodes in brightness for groups of occupants. Direct occupants to share in groups of four.
Provide Work and Security Lighting
- Small facilities: Light output equal to two 100-watt incandescent bulbs
- Medium-sized facilities: Light output equal to five 100-watt incandescent bulbs
- Large facilities: Light output equal to ten 100-watt incandescent bulbs or more
Provide Emergency Back-up Power for Communications and Portable Emergency Lighting
- Provide four days of emergency back-up power for communication and lighting devices.
- Store four days’ worth of fuel worth and/or provide renewable energy and/or battery back-up to support all communication equipment 24/7. Maintain lighting after sun-down or 24/7 in critical locations without daylight.
Provide one of the following expanded communication devices, as described on page 25, in addition to the one selected under HP Requirement 2.0:
- Option 1: Provide a Satellite Phone(s) and train at least two individuals or 2% of occupants up to five people, or at least 0.66% of occupants, to use the device(s). Test communications quarterly with at least three points of contact.
- Option 2: Provide Citizen Band (CB) Radio(s) and train at least two individuals or 2% of occupants up to five people, or at least 0.66% of occupants, to use the device(s). Identify and semi-annually test communications with at least three points of contact at least 15 miles away that can provide assistance.
- Option 3: Provide an Amateur (HAM) Radio Unit(s) and license at least two individuals or 2% of occupants up to five people, or at least 0.66% of occupants, to use the device(s). Identify and semi-annually test communications with at least three points of contact that can provide emergency assistance.
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