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Campus Safety shares the 8 latest improvements to Lewis & Clark’s emergency preparedness

September 24, 2012

Dear LC community members:

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? Campus Safety offers many resources for emergency preparation.

The following is an update on our accomplishments from the past year and a few reminders on how to best prepare for a crisis situation: 

1. CERT teams and training:

To date we have put 53 people though our Campus Community Emergency Response Team training (CERT), and will be offering another class in June, 2013. 

2. Ham radio operators:

We have two people on staff now at Campus Safety who are licensed ham radio operators, and we have a ham radio at Campus Safety.  This will enable us to talk directly to emergency responders, hospitals, and local Emergency Command Posts within our local area.  Officer Julie Couch is an active member of Multnomah County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), and currently attends monthly meetings and field exercises.   

3. Potable water:

Risk Management Coordinator Bob Tomlin has had our well tested for potability and it tested good! The pump is hooked up to a generator in the event of a power outage.

4. Crisis Management information is online:
We have added links to the Campus Safety site to aid in how to prepare and what to do in the event of an emergency:

5. Emergency supplies purchased this past year: 

600- MRE blue berries and milk = 120,000 calories (25 year shelf life)

480- Millennium bars 192,000 calories (5 year shelf life)

1- Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone (no prepaid minutes)

1- Ham Radio with portable capabilities

1- Emergency Kaito Voyager radio with all hazards NOAA weather alert multiband AM/FM radio, solar, battery and crank powered.  Also have adapters to charge cell phones, MP3 and IPOD’s.

150’- 3/8” nylon rope

2000’ - Parachute cord

10 - Privacy Shelters for either toilet or showers

4- 10 x 20 Instant garage or shelter with side walls

10- 10 x100 Black plastic sheeting

2- 20 x 100 Black plastic sheeting

120- Rolls of 3m 1.89 x 60 yards of duct tape

34- CERT action response back packs with rescue and medical supplies

15- Emergency medical bags basic first aid and rescue gear

107- Heatmax foot and Hand warmers

1000- Emergency Solar Blankets

50- Emergency Light sticks

6. Updating of any existing department kits/supplies: 

We do continue to build our supplies to be able to support the LC community as best as possible, however, it is each individual’s responsibility to be prepared in the event of an emergency. 

7. Consider purchasing an American Red Cross preparedness kit for yourself and/or your department:

Affordable 72-hour kits and where to buy one-

8. Red Cross speaker: 

We hope to bring a guest speaker from the Red Cross in April 2013. Watch for an announcement in The Source.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Mark Nisbett
Campus Safety Supervisor