Irene Long

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Name: Irene Long
Date registered: February 22, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Disaster Supply List and Tips — January 23, 2012
  2. Learn how to respond safely and effectively when disaster strikes — January 23, 2012
  3. Already CERT trained or want to be? — January 23, 2012
  4. Want to rest in peace? — May 18, 2011
  5. Want to avoid a mess and lessen stress? Put a latch on those cabinets! — May 3, 2011

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Jan 23

Disaster Supply List and Tips

Family Disaster Supply List and Tips
by Irene Long
Please note: These tips assume that in a major disaster emergency service providers will be overwhelmed and that you will be unsuccessful in your attempts to reach 9-1-1.

Drinking water – you can only survive 4 days without drinking water. Store at least 5 cases (14gallons) of bottled water […]

Jan 23

Learn how to respond safely and effectively when disaster strikes

Did you know that more than 86% of post-disaster rescues are made by bystander volunteers? In the wake of the 1985 quake in Mexico in which more than 100 untrained volunteer responders were killed while rescuing 800 victims, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training was developed and brought to this country by the Los Angeles […]

Jan 23

Already CERT trained or want to be?

Already trained? Then please get actively involved in Jurupa Citizen Corps and encourage your friends and neighbors to get CERT trained as well!  We are deploying PODs of disaster supplies in Eastvale and Jurupa Valley that include things like triage kits and tarps, stretchers, and supplemental search and rescue equipment to be used by CERT […]

May 18

Want to rest in peace?

If you sleep 8 hours a day there is a 1 in 3 chance that you’ll be in bed when disaster strikes. How prepared is your bedroom?
Here’s a quick checklist to see how ready you are to rest in peace, knowing you’ve done what you can:
____ Do you have an old […]

May 03

Want to avoid a mess and lessen stress? Put a latch on those cabinets!

Open all your kitchen and other cabinets that don’t have latches. Then picture all those contents going airborne before crashing to the floor. Flying objects as well as toppling furniture are the main causes of injury in earthquakes. Think about it. Besides the injury risk, do you really want to clean up the […]

Apr 29

Become a 3 Bucket Family

Why do families need 3 buckets in wide-area disasters?
1. Water… In a major disaster you will want to have one never used bucket with lid to hold drinking water that you may need to collect from local water service holding tanks or emergency water delivery trucks, or to store water after you […]

Apr 20

How to: Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

The ShakeOut campaign and earthquake experts around the globe recommend that as soon as the shaking starts you should Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk (or at least cover your head and neck with your arms and hands), and Hold On! to the leg of the table or desk to […]

Apr 20

Preparedness: Where do I start?

Start with yourself:

Take inventory of and organize what disaster supplies you already have. Do they include:

A supply of emergency drinking water for at least two weeks or a means of purifying water plus […]

Apr 10

Got water?

Did you know you can only survive for 4 days without water?  That’s why trapped victim “rescue” efforts typically become “body recovery” efforts by the 5th day after a disaster.  As we are now seeing in Japan in what are the third and fourth days since the 8.9 quake and tsunami, the most vital need […]

Mar 14

Loma Linda University Disaster Fair

The purpose of this event is to inform the more than 200 Loma Linda University Shared Services Safety Coordinators about various community services relating to emergency and disaster preparedness. They, in turn, will take this information back to their respective departments and inform their staff about these services.  We have been asked by  the ShakeOut […]

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