Prepare individuals in case of emergency.
Develop Emergency Preparedness Plan (1 point)
The following requirements are met:
An emergency management plan is in place outlining response in the case of emergency situations within the building or surrounding community, including at least the following hazards:
- Natural (e.g., tornado, flood, wildfire, earthquake, heatwave).
- Health (e.g., acute medical emergency, infectious disease outbreak).
- Technological (e.g., power loss, chemical spill, explosion).
- Human caused (e.g., civil unrest, terrorism).
The following are incorporated into the emergency management plan:
- Roles and responsibilities of the emergency response team.
- Potential hazards and emergency situations.
- The needs of vulnerable occupants or groups (e.g., older adults, people with disabilities, pregnant women, children).
- Building response capabilities, including assessment of supplies, specialized personnel and physical structure.
- Plans for policy implementation and communication to building occupants, including occupant training on the emergency management plan and practice drills.
Promote Emergency Resources (2 points)
Projects support occupant response to emergencies through at least five of the following strategies:
Database of building emergency equipment, supplies and procedures available to all occupants, including information cards indicating emergency procedures available to all guests upon entrance to the building.
Emergency notification system in the building with auditory and visual indicators of emergency (e.g., speaker system, flashing lights).
At least one first aid kit per floor meeting requirements of American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Class A or Class B based on project need.
AEDs within reach of any given occupant within 3-4 minutes and adoption of routine maintenance and testing schedule. The locations of building AEDs are identified through posters, signs or other forms of communication other than on the AED itself.
Annual availability of a certified training course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED usage.
Emergency response team for medical emergencies, including at least one certified medical professional or first responder present within the building.
Rides subsidized by at least 50% to destination of need for emergency situations (e.g., urgent medical needs, personal or family emergency, public transit shutdown).
Educational resources to promote individual and family emergency preparedness that address at least the following topics:
- Creating evacuation or sheltering plans.
- Building emergency kits, supplies and go-bags.
- Planning communications with family or primary contacts in case of emergency.
Note: Education must be culturally appropriate and literacy level appropriate. Education can come in the form of trainings, brochures, videos, posters, pamphlets, newsletters and/or other written or online information. All educational materials must be checked annually to confirm information is relevant and up-to-date.
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