HOW TO BE COM­BAT-READY

HT Estates - - HTESTATES - Pro­mote fam­ily level pre­pared­ness:

Sen­si­tise man­ag­ing com­mit­tee (res­i­den­tial / of­fice bear­ers of co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­eties) Form hous­ing safety com­mit­tees which in­clude res­i­dents, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from se­cu­rity staff and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from nearby po­lice/ fire brigade sta­tions Form disas­ter man­age­ment teams (like aware­ness gen­er­a­tion team, in­for­ma­tion dis­sem­i­na­tion team, re­sponse group which can in­clude re­sponse team, search and res­cue team, first aid team, fire safety team, and site se­cu­rity team) Train the disas­ter man­age­ment teams Look for pos­si­ble haz­ards and fix them. Main­tain gen­er­a­tor site, wa­ter tank, elec­tric­ity cab­i­net, power backup gen­er­a­tor, fire safety, med­i­cal sup­ply and in­stall siren/alarm and CCTV cam­eras De­velop an evac­u­a­tion and disas­ter man­age­ment plan Con­duct a pre­pared­ness drill (once in ev­ery six months) A sam­ple fam­ily emer­gency kit should in­clude - Non-per­ish­able food that can last at least 72 hours Wa­ter bot­tle First aid kit + pre­scrip­tion medicine+ san­i­tary items Torch + spare bat­ter­ies Ra­dio + bat­ter­ies Emer­gency cash List of emer­gency tele­phones Copies of valu­able doc­u­ments Whis­tle Spare eye glasses

PTI

De­bris of build­ing a day af­ter it col­lapsed in a mas­sive earth­quake in Imphal

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