Welcome to Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management and Washington State Emergency Management Division's emergency preparedness video clips. These short videos will show you the simple steps you need to take to secure the contents of your home or office so you can reduce the hazards during a disaster. You'll see just how easy and inexpensive it is to make your home or work environment a safer place!
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- NEW Drop, Cover, Hold On
Statistics show that the majority of injuries from earhquakes are from falling objects. Drop, Cover, and Hold is designed to protect you until the shaking stops.
- NEW Retrofitting Your Home
It’s important that the structural frame of your home is strong enough to absorb an earthquake’s energy. The “Bolt it-Brace it-Do it” Home Retrofit Program will help teach you retroffiting or is being offered.
- NEW Out of Area Contact
Communications locally will be sparce after a major disaster. You should have a point of contact, out of the area, that your family can call, check in with, and determine the status of your loved ones.
- What to Do During a Flood
Floods can occur suddenly, can carry incredible force and can be deadly. Learn what you can do to protect you and your loved ones.
- Food Safety After a Flood:
Learn how to determine if your food is safe to use or not after a flood and how to sanitize any cans of food that have come in contact with flood water.
- After the Flood
- How to Safely Pump Out a Basement After a Flood:
Discover the safe way to pump out a flooded basement.
- Flood Insurance - Myths vs Facts:
To clear up misconceptions about Flood Insurance, this video addresses some of the common myths about the program and the facts behind them to give you the full story about this valuable protection.
- Flooding Introduction:
Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. and over the last decade many people lost their lives due to flooding and flood-related causes. Washington is not immune. This is the first video in a series of four on flooding. It covers the history of flooding in Washington, flood terms you need to know, how to prepare and how to protect your possessions and property.
- Turning off Your Natural Gas:
It is important to understand the proper shut-off procedure for your meter and share the information with everyone in your household. This video shows the steps you need to take to safely shut off natural gas.
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
Learn why carbon monoxide is so deadly and what you can do to prevent it from building up in your home.
- How to Setup and Safely Operate a Generator:
This important video shows the step of how to set up and start your generator. In addition it clearly describes what you must do to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, electrocution and fire.
- Securing Your Water Heater:
If you are unsure how to go about strapping your water heater to keep if from tipping over during an earthquake, watch this video and see just how simple the process really is.
- Shutting Off Your Propane Gas:
This video will walk you through the steps you need to take to turn off your propane tank in the event of an earthquake.
- Turning Off Electricity at the Circuit Box
Learn how to safely turn off and on your homes electrical power.
- Downed Power Line Safety
Do you know what to do in the event you come across downed power lines? This important video will teach you the steps to take to prevent you from being injured or even killed.
- Securing Cabinets
Prevent the contents of your kitchen cabinets from crashing onto the counters and floors during an earthquake by adding safety latches.
- Securing Dishes
Learn how to prevent irreplaceable dishes and other novelties from breaking during an earthquake.
- Securing Wall Hangings
During an earthquake mirrors and framed pictures can shatter creating an injury hazard. Learn how to secure and safeguard them.
- Turning Off Residential Water
After a disaster, water becomes a precious resource. Learn how to secure the water in your home or business.
- How to Drain the Water From Your Water Heater
Your water heater is an excellent source of 30-50 gallons of water should you need drinkable water after a disaster.
- Trip to the Hardware Store
Not sure what hardware you need or even how to go about finding it? Well not to worry! This video takes you to a hardware store and a friendly employee will show you exactly what you need.
- Finding a Wall Stud
When securing heavy furniture, you'll need to make sure you anchor it to a stud in the wall. The video will show you just how easy it is to find a stud with a stud finder.
- Securing a Bookcase
Learn one way to secure a bookcase using an "L" bracket, that is screwed into your bookcase and then anchored into a stud. It's easy and only takes around 7 minutes to do!
- Securing a Bookcase With Velcro Straps
If you need to secure an antique or some other type of furniture but you don't want to drill a hole in it, watch this clip.
- Using a Fire Extinguisher
You'll need to know how a fire extinguisher works...before the disaster! Watch this video clip to learn when and how to use an extinguisher.
- Video Credits
Read how the "Streaming Video" concept was developed and see all the people and organizations that made it possible.