Personal Preparedness Checklist

Personal Preparedness Checklist

Before an Emergency:

  • Know your location and evacuation routes.
  • Know where fire extinguishers, emergency exits, emergency telephones and pull alarms are for your area.
  • Know where the First Aid Kit is located.
  • Keep 281.290.5911 handy - the telephone number for Campus Emergencies. Program the number into your cell phone.
  • Follow instructions given to you from a trusted faculty, staff, or law enforcement representative.
  • Keep identification on you at all times.
  • If you do not speak English, prepare an emergency card with your name, addresses, and information about medicines and allergies. Keep on you at all times.
  • Remember the details of an event.
  • Learn where the emergency campus assembly area is located.
  • Learn first aid and CPR.

After an Emergency:

  • Notify your relatives that you are safe, but do not tie up telephone lines that may be needed for emergency calls.
  • Use caution in entering a damaged building.
  • Move to a safe and secure place once it is safe to do so.
  • Stay away from damaged electrical wires and wet equipment.
  • Monitor local television and computer displays and listen for alerts.
  • Check food and water supplies for contamination before consuming.
  • Check the web at LoneStar.edu for updated information.
  • Stay calm and take time to think. Give assistance where needed.
  • If ordered to evacuate, take your emergency kit, personal belongings (if possible), and follow official directions to a safe place.
  • Use telephones for emergency calls only.

Emergency Kit:
  • Water and a nonperishable or easy open canned snack
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Special medications and specialty items (pain relievers, walking cane, hearing aid battery, etc.)
  • Cash
  • Medical alert and emergency contact information
  • Family Emergency Plan 
Remember, relief workers cannot reach everyone right away. Prepare before an emergency occurs.

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