feeling safe, being safe

Video #2 Transcript: Being Prepared

Now we're going to watch the Feeling Safe, Being Safe DVD. You will see the steps Sam took to be prepared.

My name is Sam Durbin.

This is a story of how I used Think, Plan, Do.

To create a plan, to be safe and feel safe.

I began the Think, Plan, Do process thinking about why it is important for me to feel safe at home.

It's important for people to be prepared because if there's a major disaster, they need to take care of themselves until somebody can come.

They need to not be in a position where they don't have any food, or the gas pipes are busted, and they don't have a flashlight or a radio to find out where they can go because of a flood or any kind of a disaster.

They need to be prepared at all times.

Being safe means I know how to take care of myself and not be afraid.

If I create a plan to help me feel safe, I will be prepared and not have to worry.

I will be calm and be able to follow the steps to take care of myself in an emergency.

I begin thinking about what I need to do to take care of myself.

I thought about the different things people need to know about me.

My health, my medication, my glasses for reading and my dog.

I also want people to know how to talk to me when there is an emergency.

I want them to explain what is happening in a quiet, gentle voice.

Other people may want someone to speak slow and clear.

I also need help making my own plan to help me feel safe.

With my goals set, I begin to create a plan to look at ways to be safe at home using my community resources, my neighbors, and developing my own personal safety plan.

I begin by filling out my Feeling Safe, Being Safe worksheet.

I learned that I needed an emergency kit to put my important items in.

I also discovered that there are very important items I need just in case I have to leave my home.

I will put these items in my kit.

I also need to know who to call in case of an emergency...

...and ask where to go if I had to leave my home.

I need to get to know my neighbors, so I can call them if there's an emergency, and I need their help.

I also have a friend at work that I can call on emergency.

By creating my plan, I know that I will be able to practice and be prepared for an emergency.

I would also be able to tell other people how to help me.


I took action by creating my plan.

I made a list of things I need to put in my kit, a list of all my medical conditions, medications, insurance and some money.

I put them in a plastic bag, so they don't get wet.

Other things to include in my kit are:

and emergency supplies.

I put all of my emergency items in the kit and placed it by the door, so that it will be easy for me to take if I have to leave my home.

I asked my neighbor to exchange phone numbers, so we can help each other in an emergency.

I made sure I knew how to call 9-1-1 and ask the person where I needed to go if I could not stay in my home.

9-1-1. What is your emergency?

I also would turn on my radio or TV to find out what I needed to do.

I asked my friend to help me fill out my magnet and put it on my refrigerator for everyone to see.

I want people to know how to help me.

If you feel safe, that means...That means you're prepared.

You can't feel safe without being safe.

There's just no way.


Remember, think about what is important to you in an emergency and how people can help you.


Remember, making a plan helps you create the steps for what you want.


Remember, taking action is the way to get what you want.

And ask for help if you need it.

Lots of people use Think, Plan, Do.

Here is our friend, Dan.

He used Think, Plan, Do to create his Feeling Safe, Being Safe plan.


Dan wants to make sure he is living a safe life.

This means that he is not in danger and will get help in an emergency.


Dan decided to create his Feeling Safe, Being Safe plan.

His plan includes how to work his wheelchair, the items he needs to have in his kit, and the people he will call for help.


Dan filled out his magnet.

He placed it on his refrigerator.

His plan helps people know how to help him with his wheelchair and medical issues.

Remember, not being prepared can put you in danger.

Not sharing your plan means no one will know how to help you.

Not practicing your plan can make you feel unprepared and worried.

Have someone help you fill out your magnet and worksheet, and gather the items you need for an emergency.

Practice your emergency evacuation.

This means how you will leave your home in an emergency.

This will help you learn what to do when you have to leave your home.

I hope you enjoyed the presentation.

Remember, feel safe and be safe.

Thank you.

The facilitator of the group will now ask you questions about the DVD to help you think about what you need to do for your own personalized plan.

At the end of this video, please complete the Discussion Questions, then click on 3, The Emergency Worksheet.

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