Emergency Preparedness Group

Home Preparedness Assessment Program

March 30th, 2017

Home Preparedness Assessment Program

Flood, fire, and drought have significantly impacted the community over the last decade. Recognizing the need for greater personal resilience, Boulder County partnered to develop the Home Preparedness Assessment (HPA) program to help homeowners build personal resilience and preparedness to “bounce back better” from future natural disasters and other stresses the community faces.

  • Due to grant requirements, this initial pilot program is only open to single-family and mobile home homeowners who have been impacted by the 2013 flood. The pilot will serve up to 100 homes in Boulder County on a first-come, first-served basis until the available spots have been filled.
  • Visit the website hereor call 303-741-7010 to learn more.

tonyvrba@gmail.com

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BoCo Strong Resilience Leadership Training Program

December 10th, 2016

December 5, 2016
Virginia Schultz, Jessica Brookhart, Dina Elder
celebrate their “graduation” from the year-long 
BoCo Strong Resilience Leadership Training Program.
They look forward to continued involvement in the 
on-going community conversations about aging in 
community and to exploring ways to strengthen
our resilience, where ever that may take us!

Virginia Schultz

Virginia.Schultz@Colorado.EDU

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Pet disaster preparedness tips

July 22nd, 2016

Dear pet owners,

Now that we can take a big deep breath from the recent Nederland fire, our team of proactive pet lovers would love to share some common sense ideas and researched pet disaster preparedness tips from Bouldermountainfire.org and American Humane Association: Disaster Sheltering for Companion Animals to pass along to our lovely community, so that when life happens our pets won’t suffer the consequences of not knowing what to do.

Our main goal is to build confidence in keeping our beloved animals safe because the fire season is here and knowing what to do just might save a life: yours & theirs. Please pick and choose what works best for your pet’s safety and group needs.

#1. Create a group: neighbors/friends with whom you trust pertinent information and start a conversation about what preparedness means. Boulder Mountain Fire website has an excellent check-list, such as name, address, landline & cell phone numbers, e-mail, etc.

#2. Pet information: name, breed, gender, age, color, approx. wt., behavioral traits, microchip/ number/provider contact? Licensed? By whom? Food type? Feeding times? Meds? Fido’s best picture, etc.

#3. Transportation Details: who and where are you taking this pet? Have a backup plan.

#4. The Pet Box:   a sturdy animal container containing: a crate (where do you keep it?) A pet first aid kit (talk to your vet), 3-7 days’ worth of canned or dry food (rotate every 2 mo.), liquid dish soap, paper towels, disinfectant, feeding bowls, water, leash, harness, blanket, muzzle, etc., and information acceptable to share with other volunteers. Label your box in bold letters or with a pet rescue alert sticker then placed near your front door so rescuers can GRAB & GO.

  • Important info to know:
    • Check www.BoulderOEM .com
      • Keep checking for updates to see where to take your pet(s) prior to evacuation. Once an emergency is established this site will post phone numbers to call.
      • Animal control @the sheriff’s office: (303) 441-4444 or 911
        • To report an emergency CALL THEM IMMEDIATELY! Keep in mind they are a command post and crazy busy during a disaster.
        • If you get a reversed 911 call: grab your pet and go unless you cannot save your pet.

Next week: From here on in we’ll be a little more specific about animal preparedness starting with dogs, so send me your helpful comments to: carolsidell@hotmail.com  We encourage you to send us your thoughts and ideas on what you’d do and we’ll share our resources with you.

  1. Many thanks to my amazing team: Poppy, Danielle and Denver!!!! And a heart-felt thank-you to all the firefighters, emergency personnel, back up support folks, volunteers and the shelters whom kept watch over our beloved pets during the Cold Springs fire.

 

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Resiliency

July 19th, 2016

Hello Neighbors! Boulder County is offering help, both monetary and otherwise, to assist in making sure Gold Hill is ready for anything! The survey will help our efforts!!! Please read below and answer the short survey in the link.

Resilience. It may not be something that you think of on a day-to-day basis, but when a disruption occurs, it can make all the difference both during and after an event. Many of us live in the mountains because we like the independence from the city. Being independent mountain folk also requires us to be resilient, both individually and as a community. BoCo Strong, a Boulder County Non-Profit, has created a resilience pilot program to help a few Boulder County communities become more resilient. Gold Hill has been chosen to participate. The survey below was created by 3 of your neighbors in the Gold Hill Community to help them better understand the stressors and potential disruptions that our community is or is not prepared for. If you have a few minutes, we would appreciate the feedback.

http://goo.gl/forms/xXQAFmoAjT

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Preparing for spring runoff and sandbags

April 21st, 2016

Hello,

As we head into Spring runoff, Boulder County would like to share preparedness information to residents of the county. Below are links to a short video and a preparedness guide.

  1. View the spring runoff preparedness video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVNQ9HkEOnY
  2. Read the Post-Flood Community Preparedness Guide:http://www.bouldercounty.org/doc/flood/preparednessguide.pdf

A complete guide on Post-Flood Community Preparedness, as well as an updated All-Hazards Preparedness Guide can be found online, at www.BoulderOEM.com.

If you observe a situation that is an imminent threat to public safety please call 911. This will activate an emergency response.

For none emergency issues related to public roads, bridges and culverts, please contact the County Transportation Maintenance Division at 303-441-3962 or use the online “Road Service Request” form at www.BoulderCounty.org/roads to let us know about problem areas and unsafe travel conditions on county roads.

Filled sandbags are available:

  1. NEW location on Fourmile Canyon Drive. The pullout is approximately .5 miles below the 3 mile marker and just above 2450 Fourmile Canyon Drive (down a few hundred feet from the Benjamin Open Space Trailhead).
  2. Boulder County Road Maintenance facility at 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont.
  3. Lefthand Fire Station at 900 Lefthand Canyon Drive (sandbags will be delivered in a week to this site)

Unfilled sandbags:

are available for pickup by individuals at Boulder County Road Maintenance facility, Building 5, at 5201 St. Vrain Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

There’s a limit of 300 unfilled bags for each address, and residents will need to verify their Boulder County addresses with driver’s licenses when they pick them up.

For more information about sandbags, go to tinyurl.com/SandbagGuide.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have recovery questions.

Best regards,

Garry

Garry Sanfaçon | Flood Recovery Manager

Boulder County | Board of County Commissioners

Office: 720.564.2642 | Cell: 720.315.5371

 

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Resiliency Survey

March 21st, 2016

Hello Neighbors! Boulder County is offering help, both monetary and otherwise, to assist in making sure Gold Hill is ready for anything! The survey will help our efforts!!! Please read below and answer the short survey in the link.

Resilience. It may not be something that you think of on a day-to-day basis, but when a disruption occurs, it can make all the difference both during and after an event. Many of us live in the Gold Hill because we like the independence from the city. Being independent mountain folk also requires us to be resilient, both individually and as a community. BoCo Strong, a Boulder County Non-Profit, has created a resilience pilot program to help a few Boulder County communities become more resilient. Gold Hill has been chosen to participate. The survey below was created by 3 of your neighbors in the Gold Hill Community to help them better understand the stressors and potential disruptions that our community is or is not prepared for. If you have a few minutes, we would appreciate the feedback.

Gold Hill Community Resilience Survey
Resilience. It may not be something that you think of on a day-to-day basis, bu…

You will need to copy and past this link into your browser:

http://goo.gl/forms/xXQAFmoAjT

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More info on Emergency Preparedness

July 29th, 2015
Here are some websites as a trailer to the informative and comprehensive email from the town Emergency Preparedness group. Also, the Red Cross gave us some hard copies of the pamphlet on two-week preparedness, which is #2 below. They are at the  Gold Hill Store on the scale near the movies.  It Includes instructions on how to get water out of your hot water heater if that were ever needed. (Thank you, Hugh.)

Pam Sherman  pamsher123@gmail.com

The only website that has suggested quantities per person is (3) below.

First wrt medicines: 
Have a good home first aid kit.
Make sure you have enough of your prescription medicine for at least two weeks.

There are three main sources of information in here: 
1) FEMA: ready.gov–text
2) Red Cross pdf link
3) Food Calculator from LDS link–answers the often-asked,
“what quantities do I need to store?”
4) and a few words from the CDC

1) From FEMA: http://www.ready.gov
“you may want to consider having supplies for sheltering for up to two weeks.”

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener
  • Protein or fruit bars
  • Dry cereal or granola
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Crackers
  • Canned juices
  • Non-perishable pasteurized milk
  • High energy foods
  • Vitamins
  • Food for infants
  • Comfort/stress foods

Maintaining Your Supply Kit
Just as important as putting your supplies together is maintaining them so they are safe to use when needed. Here are some tips to keep your supplies ready and in good condition:

  • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.
  • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers to protect from pests and to extend its shelf life.
  • Throw out any canned good that becomes swollen, dented or corroded.
  • Use foods before they go bad and replace them with fresh supplies.
  • Place new items at the back of the storage area and older ones in the front.
  • Change stored food and water supplies every six months. Be sure to write the date you store it on all containers.
  • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.

Kit Storage Locations
Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work, and vehicles.

Allow people to drink according to their needs.Never ration drinking water unless ordered to do so by authorities. Drink the amount you need today and try to find more for tomorrow. Under no circumstances should a person drink less than one quart (four cups) of water each day. You can minimize the amount of water your body needs by reducing activity and staying cool.

Drink water that you know is not contaminated first.  If necessary, suspicious water, such as cloudy water from regular faucets or water from streams or ponds, can be used after it has been treated. If water treatment is not possible, put off drinking suspicious water as long as possible, but do not become dehydrated.

Do not drink carbonated beverages instead of drinking water.
Carbonated beverages do not meet drinking-water requirements. Caffeinated drinks and alcohol dehydrate the body, which increases the need for drinking water.

Turn off the main water valves.
You will need to protect the water sources already in your home from contamination if you hear reports of broken water or sewage lines or if local officials advise you of a problem.

To close the incoming water source, locate the incoming valve and turn it to the closed position. Be sure you and your family members know how to perform this important procedure.
Effectiveness of Water Treatment

Methods Kills
Microbes
Removes other contaminants (heavy metals, salts, and most other chemicals)
Boiling Yes No
Chlorination Yes No
Distillation Yes Yes

2) Red Cross pdf on food preparedness

https://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4440181_Food_and_Water-English.revised_7-09.pdf


3) Food Storage Calculator:
The Latter Day Saints in Utah, well-known as masters of
preparedness, have an online calculator of how much to store:
http://lds.about.com/library/bl/faq/blcalculator.htm

4) And a few words from the Centers for Disease Control
 http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters/

  • Consider storing two weeks-worth of food supplies. You may be able to use many of the canned goods and dry mixes already in your cupboard.
  • Store a supply of water for each member of your family – that means 1 gallon per person per day.
  • Don’t forget about pets; they’ll need food and water too.
  • Learn where your gas, electric, and water shut-off locations are and how to turn them off.

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Notes from Emergency Preparedness Group Meeting & Twelve Months to Preparedness

July 27th, 2015

Notes from Emergency Preparedness Group Meeting May 23, 2015
Present: Dina, Mark, Lacey, Debra, Brandt, Steve

Feel free to correct to add anything I forgot.

We talked a little about how there is a community-level effort needed which includes applying for grant money for the town hall and other things, but we mostly talked about how to approach this on an individual level.

Gretchen will create a page on the GH web site for us to collect information on different preparedness topics. Our goal is to address specific monthly topics which will go out on the town email but also will show up on our preparedness web page. The town emails are snail mailed to people who do not use the internet.

We also may entice people to use the GH forum to ask questions or bring up other topics.

All along, we will offer various speakers, workshops, etc, and we want to work in the Family Communications Plan for October when Chrissy is teaching preparedness at the school to get the young families involved. At the end of the year, we’ll have a preparedness “fair” with information booths, etc, maybe in connection with a fund raiser.

There are 400 households in our area which includes the “normal GH boundaries and out to the peak-to-peak.

There is a small book about disasters that has good information we’ll make available for people to purchase.

Month 1: Introduction to what we’re doing and why
Month 2: Food
Month 3: Water
Month 3: Fire

Topics for the remaining months haven’t been assigned, but I attached notes from the education group with ideas for topics.

Ideas that came up at the meeting:
– how to freeze proof your house (water drain at low point, antifreeze in toilets,)
– how to get your water tested, types of filters
– grid alternatives for individuals
– how to deal with cisterns, how to make the water potable
– ham radios for everyone (can listen and can talk if emergency)
– smoke masks
– how to get your fire extinguisher re-filled
– some discussion about having a local broadcast radio station

Actions:
– Deb and Brandt will go to corporations to see if we can get free or heavily discounted water filters, smoke masks, and whatever else they come up with. All along the year we can hand out free stuff to people who attend the meetings.
– Dina will get the official county and state rules about collecting rainwater so we know where the legal boundaries are
– Dina will send Joe Callahan’s contact info to Deb so that she can request they remove the repeater in the fire barn
– Dina will write 1st draft of the Introduction to what we’re doing
– Lacey will write 1st draft of a proposal for the corporations about why they should give us free stuff
– Dina will dig up the mission statement that she suggested awhile back.

 

Twelve Months to Preparedness, May 22, 2015, from the Emergency Preparedness Group

1. Assess Actual Risks • Local to your house

• kitchen fire
• know how to put out different types of fires • where to get a fire extinguisher re-filled

• broken pipes
• know how to turn the water off
• know who to call & make sure they are on your contact list

• Lighting
• Heat
• Computer/Internet

• Hint: put info you might need during a power outage on paper • Propane

• You can get an adaptor to fill smaller propane tanks • medical emergency

• what to have on hand • identity theft

• how to protect yourself
• what to do if/when it happens • what about insurance?

• Insurance
• Inventory your house and property/ there are inventory apps • Do you have enough insurance?
• What do you need in order to file a claim?

• Important papers • Fire safe

• Regional
• wild fire
• flood
• snow/blizzard event • wind event

• mud slides/road outages • power outage
• communicable disease

• National
• Large grid outage
• droughts and water conflicts • Terror threats

2. Family and Community Communications Plan

3. Should you stay or should you go?

  • Do you have enough water, food and other essentials to stay for an

    extended period if that is an option?

  • Stay informed

    4. Water

  • How much do you need?
  • Cisterns: cost, what you need to consider
  • Harvesting roof run-off
  • Ways to conserve water

    5. Food

  • How much do you need?
  • How long can specific items be stored?
  • Buy heirloom seeds

    6. First Aid Kit

  • What do you need in your kit? (There are handouts.)
  • Wilderness Medicine Class (maybe can offer a shorter version for

    community)

    7. Evacuation Plan

• Go Bag (home, school, work)

  • Make a list of what is important to you ahead of an emergency
  • Various ways to make it easy to pack up and leave – like Go Boxes

    8. Plan for pets

  • Extra food
  • Place for them to go if evacuated

    9. Contact List

  • Friends and Family
  • Services (Dr., vet, plumber, etc)
  • Local support (hams, shared resources in the community?)
  • Insurance agent
  • What information does your family need if something happens to

    you?

    10.Travel Plan
    • Make sure someone knows your whereabouts

    11.Practice your Plan

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Emergency Disaster Preparedness- Gold Hill community survey

April 16th, 2015

Reminder: Please, everyone, complete and send their surveys by Saturday.

The responder can first Forward this email to me at bparker258@gmail.com and then complete the survey before clicking Send.
Alternatively, it is also attached as a work document and can be completed and returned that way.

Gracias.

Brandt Parker

Emergency Disaster Preparedness- Gold Hill community survey

A group has organized in Gold Hill to develop a plan for future emergencies. This questionnaire is to determine what resources and needs exist in town. Please help us and fill out the form. You can email it back to Brandt Parker: bparker258@gmail.com  or print and send by pony express to me at: 258 Sawmill Road, Jamestown, CO 80455. Please do either by Saturday 4/18/15.  Don’t mind the humor, were hoping to engage you!

If the grid to were do go down for 3 days to 3 months, how prepared is your household for wildfire, flood, winter storm, disease or epidemics, nuclear radiation, acts of terror, drought, earthquake, landslide, tornado, running out of alcohol or your ‘favorite fruit or herb’?

Just put an ‘X’ before an item if it applies and /or go prosaic on the lines provided.

1)            Water/rain collection/surface water/ cisterns/filtration

  1. a) after 1 day could be inconvenient
  2. b) after 2 days could be a problem
  3. c) have an old hand pump for drinking water when we used to go camping
  4. d) got a luxury bunker out back with supplies for 3 months

what do you want to know?________________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

2)            Food

  1. a) I’m trying to lose weight
  2. b) after 2 days could be a problem
  3. c) have some canned food
  4. d) Got Milk?

what do you want to know?________________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

3)            Elimination!

  1. a) I’ll hold it
  2. b) after 2 days could be incontinent
  3. c) after 2 days could be a problem or might explode
  4. d) water availability will limit my flushes

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

 

4)            Energy and Communication

  1. a) Don’t talk to me, I got dis under control
  2. b) I am completely dependent on the grid for communication and have no backup power source
  3. c) I have alternative power sources (solar (electric or hot water), wind (electric or water pumping), wood/coal heat, electric generator, etc.
  4. d) I have a water supply if grid power is off and can access when power is off.
  5. e) In the event of a prolonged power outage, what would impact you the most?

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

5)            Generators and Town needs

  1. a) after 2 days could be a problem
  2. b) we have a small generator
  3. c) I have a large rodent on a wheel
  4. d) got a luxury bunker out back with supplies for 3 months

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

6)            Health/Medications/ Herbs /Dental Personal needs

  1. a) after 2 days could be a problem
  2. b) with roads and mail down how will I get my meds?
  3. c) my prescriptions are on file at my pharmacy, how can emergency workers get medications to me, especially the more controlled schedule 1-4 drugs
  4. d) Jesse Pinkman is my bitch, YO!

what do you want to know?________________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

7)            Shared Resources

  1. a) When another disaster or other event occurs, do you have tools, skills or knowledge you would be willing to share to help others in the community?
  2. b) Do you have tools you would be interested in contributing to a Gold Hill tool library?
  3. c) Are there specific tools you would like to have in a shared tool library rather than purchase your own?
  4. d) got a party in my pocket
  5. e) got a luxury bunker out back with supplies for 3 months

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

8)            Education Materials and Preparedness

  1. a) I read Walden
  2. b) I was a Boy/Girl Scout
  3. c) I have seen the movie ‘Smoke Signals’
  4. d) I have read ‘Station Eleven’- super Ebola- like outbreak, only bands of people left.

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

9)            The uses for a new Town Hall- seriously, there is big grant money out there

  1. a) after 2 days could be a problem
  2. b) Will they offer Bingo?
  3. c) Do we put the ‘Mayors’ picture on the wall? Darts?
  4. d) got a luxury bunker out back with supplies for 3 months

what do you want to know?________________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

Optional:

Your name and email:_________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________

 

Thank you!

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Emergency Preparedness lists and info

April 16th, 2015

Here is what the Town Meeting asked for from SafeLink: links to some lists of suggested foods (and possibly medical supplies) to store for two week preparedness, as suggested by FEMA, Red Cross, and Centers for Disease Control.

The only website that has suggested quantities per person is (3) below.

First wrt medicines: 
Have a good home first aid kit.
Make sure you have enough of your prescription medicine for at least two weeks.

There are three main sources of information in here: 
1) FEMA: ready.gov–text
2) Red Cross pdf link
3) Food Calculator from LDS link–answers the often-asked,
“what quantities do I need to store?”
4) and a few words from the CDC

1) From FEMA: http://www.ready.gov
“you may want to consider having supplies for sheltering for up to two weeks.”

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener
  • Protein or fruit bars
  • Dry cereal or granola
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Crackers
  • Canned juices
  • Non-perishable pasteurized milk
  • High energy foods
  • Vitamins
  • Food for infants
  • Comfort/stress foods

Maintaining Your Supply Kit
Just as important as putting your supplies together is maintaining them so they are safe to use when needed. Here are some tips to keep your supplies ready and in good condition:

  • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.
  • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers to protect from pests and to extend its shelf life.
  • Throw out any canned good that becomes swollen, dented or corroded.
  • Use foods before they go bad and replace them with fresh supplies.
  • Place new items at the back of the storage area and older ones in the front.
  • Change stored food and water supplies every six months. Be sure to write the date you store it on all containers.
  • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.

Kit Storage Locations
Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work, and vehicles.

Allow people to drink according to their needs.Never ration drinking water unless ordered to do so by authorities. Drink the amount you need today and try to find more for tomorrow. Under no circumstances should a person drink less than one quart (four cups) of water each day. You can minimize the amount of water your body needs by reducing activity and staying cool.

Drink water that you know is not contaminated first.  If necessary, suspicious water, such as cloudy water from regular faucets or water from streams or ponds, can be used after it has been treated. If water treatment is not possible, put off drinking suspicious water as long as possible, but do not become dehydrated.

Do not drink carbonated beverages instead of drinking water.
Carbonated beverages do not meet drinking-water requirements. Caffeinated drinks and alcohol dehydrate the body, which increases the need for drinking water.

Turn off the main water valves.
You will need to protect the water sources already in your home from contamination if you hear reports of broken water or sewage lines or if local officials advise you of a problem.

To close the incoming water source, locate the in coming valve and turn it to the closed position. Be sure you and your family members know how to perform this important procedure.

Effectiveness of Water Treatment

Methods Kills
Microbes
Removes other contaminants (heavy metals, salts, and most other chemicals)
Boiling Yes No
Chlorination Yes No
Distillation Yes Yes

2) Red Cross pdf on food preparedness

https://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4440181_Food_and_Water-English.revised_7-09.pdf


3) Food Storage Calculator:
The Latter Day Saints in Utah, well-known as masters of
preparedness, have an online calculator of how much to store:
http://lds.about.com/library/bl/faq/blcalculator.htm

4) And a few words from the Centers for Disease Control
 http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters/

  • Consider storing two weeks-worth of food supplies. You may be able to use many of the canned goods and dry mixes already in your cupboard.
  • Store a supply of water for each member of your family – that means 1 gallon per person per day.
  • Don’t forget about pets; they’ll need food and water too.
  • Learn where your gas, electric, and water shut-off locations are and how to turn them off.
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Emergency Disaster Preparedness

April 8th, 2015

Emergency Disaster Preparedness- Gold Hill community survey

A group has organized in Gold Hill to develop a plan for future emergencies. This questionnaire is to determine what resources and needs exist in town. Please help us and fill out the form. You can email it back to Brandt Parker: bparker258@gmail.com  or print and send by pony express to me at: 258 Sawmill Road, Jamestown, CO 80455. Please do either by Thursday  4/16/15.  Don’t mind the humor, were hoping to engage you!

If the grid to were do go down for 3 days to 3 months, how prepared is your household for wildfire, flood, winter storm, disease or epidemics, nuclear radiation, acts of terror, drought, earthquake, landslide, tornado, running out of alcohol or your ‘favorite fruit or herb’?

Just put an ‘X’ before an item if it applies and /or go prosaic on the lines provided.

1)            Water/rain collection/surface water/ cisterns/filtration

  1. a) after 1 day could be inconvenient
  2. b) after 2 days could be a problem
  3. c) have an old hand pump for drinking water when we used to go camping
  4. d) got a luxury bunker out back with supplies for 3 months

what do you want to know?________________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

2)            Food

  1. a) I’m trying to lose weight
  2. b) after 2 days could be a problem
  3. c) have some canned food
  4. d) Got Milk?

what do you want to know?________________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

3)            Elimination!

  1. a) I’ll hold it
  2. b) after 2 days could be incontinent
  3. c) after 2 days could be a problem or might explode
  4. d) water availability will limit my flushes

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

 

4)            Energy and Communication

  1. a) Don’t talk to me, I got dis under control
  2. b) I am completely dependent on the grid for communication and have no backup power source
  3. c) I have alternative power sources (solar (electric or hot water), wind (electric or water pumping), wood/coal heat, electric generator, etc.
  4. d) I have a water supply if grid power is off and can access when power is off.
  5. e) In the event of a prolonged power outage, what would impact you the most?

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

5)            Generators and Town needs

  1. a) after 2 days could be a problem
  2. b) we have a small generator
  3. c) I have a large rodent on a wheel
  4. d) got a luxury bunker out back with supplies for 3 months

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

6)            Health/Medications/ Herbs /Dental Personal needs

  1. a) after 2 days could be a problem
  2. b) with roads and mail down how will I get my meds?
  3. c) my prescriptions are on file at my pharmacy, how can emergency workers get medications to me, especially the more controlled schedule 1-4 drugs
  4. d) Jesse Pinkman is my bitch, YO!

what do you want to know?________________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

7)            Shared Resources

  1. a) When another disaster or other event occurs, do you have tools, skills or knowledge you would be willing to share to help others in the community?
  1. b) Do you have tools you would be interested in contributing to a Gold Hill tool library?
  1. c) Are there specific tools you would like to have in a shared tool library rather than purchase your own?
  2. d) got a party in my pocket
  3. e) got a luxury bunker out back with supplies for 3 months

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

8)            Education Materials and Preparedness

  1. a) I read Walden
  2. b) I was a Boy/Girl Scout
  3. c) I have seen the movie ‘Smoke Signals’
  4. d) I have read ‘Station Eleven’- super Ebola- like outbreak, only bands of people left.

what do you want to know?_______________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

9)            The uses for a new Town Hall- seriously, there is big grant money out there

  1. a) after 2 days could be a problem
  2. b) Will they offer Bingo?
  3. c) Do we put the ‘Mayors’ picture on the wall? Darts?
  4. d) got a luxury bunker out back with supplies for 3 months

what do you want to know?________________________________________________________

what resources can you share?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

Optional:

Your name and email:_________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________

 

Thank you!

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Emergency Preparedness Group Meeting 4-6-14, 7 pm

March 30th, 2015
The Emergency Preparedness Group for Gold Hill met informally several weeks ago so that we could discuss possible strategies and gather a list of resources for our community in the event of another emergency. We would be very happy if others would like to join in or just listen. You don’t need to have any particular expertise. We would like to hear from you about this subject and give us input, or join a sub group. Those with experience or having a particular expertise are also very welcome, of course. We talk about every scale from individual, household, neighborhood to community at large. There are a number of subcommittees;
Community Survey and Followup
 
Town Hall Uses
 
Educational Materials/Preparedness
 
Energy & Communications
 
Rain Collection/Surface Water/Cisterns/Filtration
 
Shared Resources
 
Elimination/sanitary 
 
Generators and Town Needs
 
Health/Herbs/Medications/Dental/Personal Meds
 
The ongoing meeting of the group is scheduled for Monday, April 6 at 7pm upstairs at the Fire Barn.
Please bring a light snack or drink.
Agenda;
1. welcome to new members
2. subcommittee reports
3. set next agenda
Please RSVP so we know how many will attend.
Thanks to all
Peter
P e t e r S w i f t, P.E.
540 Main Street
Gold Hill, Co
80302
720-406-7487
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