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Active Shooter / Workplace Violence

Tips for responding to an active shooter in your area - from the Department of Homeland Security and other organizations.

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FEMA's Active Shooter Resource: "How to Respond"

Updated 3/7/2017
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How to Respond to When an Active Shooter is in Your Vicinity

Updated 4/24/2017

Bomb Threat

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Bomb Threat Call Checklist (FBI)

Updated 4/24/2017

Cold Weather (Extreme)

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NHICS Incident Response Guide - Severe Weather

Updated 3/7/2017

Earthquake

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3 Days 3 Ways Is No longer the Earthquake Preparedness Message - It's Now 2 Weeks

https://www.mil.wa.gov/preparedness
During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own for at least 2 weeks.
Updated 8/31/2017
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Locating an open shelter during disaster and recovery

Shelter locations by Red Cross, if an emergency has forced you to evacuate.
Updated 5/21/2017
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Map Your Neighborhood

Updated 8/31/2017
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NHICS Incident Response Guide - Major Earthquake

Updated 3/7/2017
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Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN)

To monitor earthquake and volcanic activity across the Pacific Northwest, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon cooperatively operate the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN). The PNSN is sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of Washington, and the State of Oregon. PNSN has grown to more than 300 seismograph stations distributed across the region and become the second largest seismic network in the United States. The PNSN is an organization dedicated to reducing impacts of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the states of Washington and Oregon
Updated 11/21/2017

Fire (Internal and External)

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Locating an open shelter during disaster and recovery

Shelter locations by Red Cross, if an emergency has forced you to evacuate.
Updated 5/21/2017
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NHICS Incident Response Guide - Fire

Updated 3/7/2017

Flood

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NHICS Incident Response Guide - Internal Flooding

Updated 3/7/2017
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Tsunamis

The Pacific Coast, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, and large lakes are at risk from tsunamis, which are trains of waves that threaten people and property along shorelines. Sudden raising or lowering of the earth’s crust during earthquakes generally causes a tsunami, although landslides and underwater volcanic eruptions also can generate them.
Updated 8/31/2017
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Understanding Local and Distant Tsunamis

Updated 8/31/2017

General

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Administrators Role in Disaster Preparedness

From the College of Nursing Home Administrators. The Administrator is responsibe for thier Emergency Preparedness plan.
Updated 9/26/2017
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Confronting Ebola Concerns in the Workplace

The spread of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) and the incidence of Ebola cases in the United States have raised issues for employers and employees on the appropriate workplace responses. Workplace safety and health, including measures to protect employees, leave and health management, labor relations and workplace privacy concerns all are implicated.
Updated 8/31/2017
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Contact Loved Ones

Contact Loved Ones is a free emergency voicemail service that helps people get in touch with family members and friends in times of crisis. CLO lets you both listen to and leave messages without needing to know a PIN or other security code. The service can be accessed from any working telephone any time of day or night.
Updated 8/31/2017
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ePrep Planning Guide Template from NJ

The purpose of this document is to provide an emergency preparedness and response plan that guides staff in this facility to respond to, mitigate the effects of, and recover from emergencies and disasters in the most timely manner possible. (this can be re-saved as a word doc and edited for your site)
Updated 8/31/2017
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ePrep Requires a Communication Plan

Updated 8/31/2017
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Evacuation Guidelines

Updated 3/7/2017
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FEMA Brochure Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities, Others with Access and Functional Needs

Updated 8/31/2017
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Locating an open shelter during disaster and recovery

Shelter locations by Red Cross, if an emergency has forced you to evacuate.
Updated 5/21/2017
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Policy on the Evacuation of Healthcare Facilities

Updated 3/7/2017
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Remediation and Infection Control Considerations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage

Source from CDC - During a natural disaster, many hospitals may suffer water and wind damage. This site provides a checklist to evaluate whether facility is damaged beyond repair and must be condemned; or if the extent of the damage is such that the facility may be restored, repaired, and reopened.
Updated 3/27/2017
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Safe and Wellness Resident Locator from Red Cross

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
Updated 8/31/2017
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Safe Drug Use After a Natural Disaster

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at FDA offers the following information on the use of drugs (medicines) that may be affected by fire, flooding or unsafe water, and on the use of temperature-sensitive drugs when refrigeration is temporarily unavailable. After a natural disaster, it is important to inspect all drugs
Updated 8/31/2017
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The Ready to Respond: Disaster Staffing Toolkit: A guide developed for affordable multifamily housing organizations.

Updated 8/31/2017
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Toolkit

Preparing for disasters is critical for ensuring the safety and security of residents, staff and visitors of long-term care facilities. This will provide guidance on emergency policies and procedures to protect the lives and property of residents, staff and visitors.
(PDF but can be converted or resaved as a word document.)
Updated 9/26/2017

Missing Resident

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Contact Loved Ones

Contact Loved Ones is a free emergency voicemail service that helps people get in touch with family members and friends in times of crisis. CLO lets you both listen to and leave messages without needing to know a PIN or other security code. The service can be accessed from any working telephone any time of day or night.
Updated 8/31/2017
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Safe and Wellness Resident Locator from Red Cross

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
Updated 8/31/2017

Pandemic Influenza

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Checklist for Suspected Outbreak of H1N1 Influenza

Updated 3/7/2017
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HHS Pandemic Influenza Has Been Updated

Updated 8/31/2017
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NHICS Incident Response Guide - Pandemic Influenza

Updated 4/24/2017

Shelter in Place

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Evacuation and Shelter-In-Place Procedures

Updated 3/7/2017

Utility Outages

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NHICS Incident Response Guide - Loss of Power

Updated 3/7/2017
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Report a Power Outage to your Utility Company

Updated 8/31/2017
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Safety in a Power Outage (A Fact Sheet from CDC)

Updated 3/7/2017

Volcano

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Before During and After a Volcano

Updated 8/31/2017
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Emergency State Links

Updated 8/31/2017
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Evacuation and Preparedness

Updated 8/31/2017
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Locating an open shelter during disaster and recovery

Shelter locations by Red Cross, if an emergency has forced you to evacuate.
Updated 5/21/2017
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Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN)

To monitor earthquake and volcanic activity across the Pacific Northwest, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon cooperatively operate the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN). The PNSN is sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of Washington, and the State of Oregon. PNSN has grown to more than 300 seismograph stations distributed across the region and become the second largest seismic network in the United States. The PNSN is an organization dedicated to reducing impacts of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the states of Washington and Oregon
Updated 11/21/2017

Water Restrictions

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CMS June 2017 Water Management Policies and Procedures

CMS expects Medicare certified healthcare facilities to have an industry standard calling for the development and implementation of water management programs in large or complex building water systems to reduce the risk of legionellosis was published in 2015 by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). In 2016, the CDC and its partners developed a toolkit to facilitate implementation of this ASHRAE Standard
Updated 6/20/2017

Wildfire

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Locating an open shelter during disaster and recovery

Shelter locations by Red Cross, if an emergency has forced you to evacuate.
Updated 5/21/2017