The Emergency Worksheet
As you saw in the DVD,
Sam made sure the worksheet was finished.
Important information was on the worksheet.
The magnet was put on the refrigerator.
The emergency kit was in a place easy to find.
Sam met neighbors
and practiced the emergency evacuation plan.
The Consumer Advisory Committee believes in being the example.
Being the example can help others be prepared.
My name is Tom Sardo. I'm from Los Angeles.
I am a community facilitator
for persons with developmental disabilities.
What I've noticed in Los Angeles,
at least more recently,
is people seem to have a desire to want to connect
with their local neighborhoods and communities
more than they have in the past.
My job is to help people
get more involved in their communities,
start making their own decisions
and live more independent, integrated lives.
It's critical to know your neighbors around you
in case there is a natural disaster.
First responders are not going to be the first people on site.
Your neighbors are.
In particular, persons with disabilities and seniors
need to know who their neighbors are,
and your neighbors are your safety net.
Being visible in the community
just really means you're part of it.
It can be just as simple as people knowing your name.
The worksheet is divided into sections.
This tells people who you are.
Health and Medical Information.
This tells people important things
about your health and medical needs.
Important Things I Use.
Such as eyeglasses, walker, wheelchair,
the things you need.
This tells people how to talk to you
during an emergency.
Emergency Kit Supply List.
This is a list of items
you can choose to put into your kit.
If you wish to put items not on this list into your kit,
you may choose to do so.
Important People in an Emergency.
These are people that a first responder or neighbor
can call in the event of an emergency.
Who to Call for Emergency Information.
The phone numbers of the local police
and fire department.
It is also where you can get emergency information
from the television and radio when you need it.
And the last section is Safety Tips
to help you be prepared.
Remember, you can choose the information
you would like to share.
If you provide complete and clear information,
people who will come to your home
like the police,
or your neighbors
will know how to help you.
As a professional first responder
that does respond to emergency situations,
it's very imperative that people understand
that when we arrive on scene,
whether it'd be law enforcement, paramedics, fire,
or even the American Red Cross,
that the situation is gonna be in flux.
It's gonna be chaotic.
And what is gonna help us
is knowing if they have special needs.
For instance, they're hearing-impaired
or they don't respond well
to bright lights and loud noises,
and they may retreat back from us.
Your facilitator will now help you
complete your worksheet.
Remember, this is the first step in preparing for an emergency
and will be personalized to meet your needs.
At the end of this video,
please complete your worksheet
and the Discussion Questions & Activity,
and then click on four, the magnet.