042 DIY Emergency Action Plan Template, Family Evacuation Procedure

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DIY Emergency Action Plan Template, Family Evacuation Procedure

DIY Emergency Action Plan Template, Family Evacuation ProcedureI discuss your DIY emergency action plan, the template to follow, and a very easy to remember family evacuation procedure for bugging out



  • Oregon wildfire threatens 740 homes as residents are told to evacuate

  • typhoon Halong in Japan has caused the order for evacuation of half a million people


Related Blog Post: Disasters Emergency Action Plans Emergency Evacuation Procedures

  • This entire episode was just a tiny bit of my one year preparedness system.

  • When there is a disaster you will have to decide:

    • to bug-in for security

    • or to bug-out to get away from danger

    • We must prepare for both bugging in and out

      • discussing the latter

  • You will bug in when:

    • disaster requires you to stay home (such as a food shortage or sickness)

    • or at home the disaster will do you no harm (loss of job)

  • You will bug out when:

    • You have a disaster that is immediately hazardous to life and health (forest fire spreading, nuclear disaster that hasn’t made it to you yet)

    • A disaster is regional and you have an evacuation location out of the region (such as a storm that has destroyed the area)

  • When stress is high, will you know what to do, what to grab, or the best way to get to your BOL?

    • we use emergency action plans

  • what is an emergency action plan?

    • A document with important information and documentation to help you and others to follow well thought out steps to ensure success when executing a bug-out plan.

  • Why should you have an Emergency Action Plan or Emergency Evacuation Procedure?

    • Family members stressed can follow the easy written steps

      • stress clouds the mind

    • keep your spouse on track and clear their head

    • help you with your own memory

    • Irresponsible children may surprise you in a bad situation if they have a good plan

    • they will help you figure out what you are weakest at, and where attention is due

  • What should be in an Emergency Action Plan or Emergency Evacuation Procedure?

    • List of likely disasters

      • Jobloss

      • House fire or damage

      • Tornados

      • Hurricanes

      • Snow and Ice Storms

      • Earthquakes

      • Floods

      • Volcanic Eruption

      • Meteor Impact

      • Economic Collapse or Viral Outbreak

        • What is most likely?

        • Where will it come from?

        • Will you stay home or evacuate?

        • Rank them and work on most likely first

    • List of important contacts

      • Family

        • Immediate, Extended

      • Professional Contacts

        • Banker, Brokers, Investment Firms, Employers

      • Emergency Services

        • Police, Fire Dept

      • Each Contact should include:

        • Phone numbers, addresses, social media info, email addresses

    • The roles for each family member

      • Father- Keep everyone together, security

      • Mother- Packing list, important docs, call family members

      • Teenagers- grab their own bag and important items

        • gather pet supplies, social media updates if needed

      • Small Children- Grab their bags and toys, grab pets

      • The roles you give each person depends on your own comfort level

    • Financial Information

      • Bank Accounts

        • Acc Number, routing number, type of account

      • Loan Information

        • account mgr contact, type of account

      • Invesment Accounts

        • Firm, Contact at the firm, broker contact

      • Insurance Accounts

        • account mgr contact, account number

      • Property Titles

        • Home, auto, boats

      • Copy of your car registrations

      • All Financial contacts should have

        • Phone, Address, Email

    • Copy of your favorite survival books

    • Plan for your Pets

      • Their own bags

      • Food: Cheap dried dogfood

      • Where in vehicles, which vehicles will they ride

      • will you have to take them anywhere?

    • Evacuation Routes

      • As easy as 3-3-3

        • 3 destinations

        • 3 Routes for each destination

        • 3 Rally points or rest stops for each route

      • Will everyone know what rest stop b on route 3 is?

      • What if you arent at home, others need to be able to look in EAP and determine what to do or where to go

    • Code phrases for danger

    • Packing Lists

      • IHLH (Immediate Hazard to Life or Health)

        • BOBs

        • Premade Bags

        • Important Documentation

        • Anything quick and easy to grab that will do the most good

      • An Hour or Two

        • Add items to your list based on your needs

      • A day to pack

        • Based on needs again

    • Fireproof Safe

      • central place to grab important docs in a hurry

      • safe place for your documents as well

      • Keep things like

        • detailed financial map or information

        • IDs

        • other important documentation

      • Keep your most important and most detailed Disaster Plan in the safe

  • How many copies of your Emergency Disaster Action Plan or Emergency Evacuation Procedure should you have?

    • Several physical copies

      • Each Vehicle

      • Each bugout bag

      • A copy in your home for each family member

      • Your most detailed and important copy in a fireproof/waterproof safe

      • Copy to your most trusted family members (not living with you)

        • they may not listen to you until it is too late

        • this can be your contribution to help them

        • they will now be able to contact you and meet up with you for help

    • Many digital copies

      • One on every single computer in the home, including laptops

      • One on each smartphone or tablet

        • portable, low energy consumption, easy to keep charged

      • Email it to yourself using web-based email so it is stored online

      • You could keep a copy “on the cloud”

      • purchase drive space from a long term storage host, like Amazon Glacier

        • a penny per GB per month

        • slow and free to pull a GB

        • 12 cents per GB up to 10 TB (120 dollars for a TB, or 1000 GB)

  • Remember that this entire episode was just a tiny bit of my one year preparedness system.

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Ken is addicted to fitness and mountain biking. He is such a thrill seeker, people are starting to be concerned!He enjoys MTBing, Hiking, Climbing, Geocaching, Orienteering, Weight Lifting, and Wilderness Survival.

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