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    Lightbulb Emergency Preparedness - are you prepared?

    As we watch the news about Chile of course our hearts are heavy & we pray for the people affected by this disaster. Once again we are reminded that there are forces greater than man can fight, but we can be proactively prepared. We discussed facility prep after Haiti but I would like to hear how you are personally prepared. Do you have a family plan? Have you run a drill lately,especially if you have kids or elderly family members? Have you taken any first aid courses? It has become more evident that we all need to self-sufficient for days in the event of a catestrophic event. Let's share our best ideas here.

    For our elderly parents we had a thought; we are going to put a smaller plastic tub in their bedroom to hold extra meds, water bottles, snacks & high nutrition drinks like Ensure. I don't know why we never thought about this before now. I guess we all think about things happening when we are awake and what our immediate response would be. It just struck me that being older disoriented and less mobile has it's own ramifications to be considered.

    Please share your plans or thoughts here.
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    OMG! That was such a huge quake. Kinda puts into perspective that li'l m6.5 we had in January. And Chile is practically all coastline. I am worried, because one of my best friends has been in Chile since the beginning of the year. I am praying real hard, not only for her, but for all who live there.

    Of course I went to the beach at the appointed time to watch for the tsunami, but there was nothing to see.

    So, Gina, you asked about emergency plans: I have gallon jugs of water all over the place, two in the freezer, one in the fridge, a couple in the garage and one in the car. I also have blankets around in different places. Not much else though. I have no family members here now, but when my son lived here we had an emergency plan. I hope he has a plan up in Portland where he lives now, cause the ground up there shakes sometimes, too.

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    I am one of those life-long Californians who ignores the potential for a catastrophic earthquake. 18 years ago when I had my first baby, I had a whole weeks worth of food and water stored for each of us. When that stuff expired, I never replaced it.

    I should take more precaution, especially now when customers could also end up in need. I don't think my $25 first aid kit will do much good under that level of devastation.

    I am certified in infant/child CPR. I know how to do adults as well, but am not certified. I wonder if the company would pay for someone to come in and train the 3 employees here.

    Have any of you had on the job CPR/First Aid training?
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    Have any of you had on the job CPR/First Aid training?
    Because of my myriad background of jobs since my 2 kids were born, I've been certified CPR, (I worked at a hospital part-time for 10 yrs, and preschool & elementary school part-time for 4 years--both requiring CPR certification). I think it would be a good idea to have someone from Red Cross come to a storage facility with a conference room (like my new facility) and have neighboring storage facility managers come to train for certification. Even my teenage dtr took a babysitter CPR course when she was 15 or 16. You never know when/or what circumstances you may need it....you don't want to say "I wish I'd had the training"...it could be a loved one that needs you!

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    I think this would be an excellent topic for the next EXPO. Although I have successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver twice over the years, it was without any formal training. I think those type of life savings skills like CPR, just like having and knowing how to use one of the new defibrillators, could make the life or death difference for a family member, customer or total stranger.

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    I think it's interesting that they no longer recommend breathing assistance - only chest pumping!

    Maybe this is because of the fear of catching something that too many people were refusing to use CPR.
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    Wayne
    I think they feel that by limiting it to chest pumping that they will get more men to help more women!!!!!

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