PREPAREDNESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Nurturing Dreams and Visions, Independent Living Center, Inc.
Rev. Dr. Angela Edwards, Administrator
Derrick Edwards, Executive Visionary
717 Superior Avenue
Dayton, OH 45402
Email: [email protected]
Table of Contents
1. Disaster Preparedness 5101:2-5-13.1
If there is a natural disaster NDVILC will take the following actions:
If severe weather and or tornado shall occur all staff shall alert NDVILC’s Administrator in regards to these weather conditions.
Staff will closely monitor the radio, television or other media for further weather alerts (advisory). As a contingency plan all staff and residents will evacuate to a hotel or Red Cross if the building becomes inoperable.
If tornado warning is issued:
In case of a bomb threat all staff will proceed to a predetermined destination away from the home (exit and down the street East or West of the home). Residents will remain at this destination until an “ALL CLEAR” has been given by local authorities.
Staff conducting evacuation should behave in a calm and assured manner so as not to promote panic.
Staff will contact local police department.
If there is a suspicious package found, the staff is trained to quickly and efficiently clear the area and notify the proper authorities. Again residents will remain in designated area until an “ALL CLEAR” has been given from local authorities.
a. Medical 5101:2-9-09(A)
First aid supplies are located in the staff office of the group home and in each vehicle used to transport residents. If a staff transports a resident using their personal vehicle, an available first aid kit must be taken on the transport.
General illness is when a child displays the symptoms of being ill but not needing emergency treatment. Such illness may include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, stomach ache, back ache, swollen joint, etc.
If a child has symptoms of a general illness, Home Staff should treat the child with over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol, heating pad, ice, etc.
If the resident’s condition changes for the worse, staff shall call the administrator for additional instructions and to have available as relief staff.
The following items shall be accessible and are essential for the survival and safety of staff and residents in an emergency evacuation situation:
d. Gas Leaks
e. Power Outage or Disruption