1 Emergency Preparedness Drill & Evaluation Form 1 | P a g e Included here are fifteen survival/ Preparedness drills (complements of Marion County, KS Fire Department) which will require two days each to complete. The first day of each Drill will be used for training the necessary skills to complete the Drill . The second day will be for holding an unannounced Drill on the skills learned the previous day and completing an after-action review. If follow-up meetings are required, these could be additional days. Drills should include participation from the entire family (or Preparedness /survival group) and of course, should be tailored to the level of the persons involved.
2 If your neighborhood or Preparedness group has specific activation protocols, one or more of the following drills can be modified to test your group s activation processes. Take any of these drills and modify them for various ages or special needs; Turn drills into a game for a fun learning experience for younger children. Take advantage of groups for mobility and disabled people to come up with safe modifications for their special needs. Get your local government, businesses and volunteer organizations involved. Work with the Red Cross and Disabled Veterans groups, public safety, utility companies or dojos and the like, for your specialty training needs.
3 Although I really do not trust our government, there is a great online course to help you get started (and offer up some great project ideas too), called: IS-909, Community Preparedness : Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone and is found at There are also several government volunteer organizations through the Department of Homeland Security (that were formerly their own individual entities before the Patriot Act) that can be of assistance like: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) National Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP.)
4 Also known as USA on Watch) Medical Reserve Corps Some affiliates and partners are: American Association of Community Colleges The American Legion The American Legion Auxiliary American Red Cross American Radio Relay League Association of Public Television Stations Civil Air Patrol E9-1-1 Institute Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emergency Preparedness Drill & Evaluation Form - Continued 2 | P a g e Girl Scouts of the USA Home Safety Council Jaycees meals on Wheels Association of America Mercy Medical Airlift 9/11 Day (formerly )
5 National Association for Search and Rescue National Crime Prevention Council National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Weather Service (NWS) National Safety Council National Volunteer Fire Council National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Operation HOPE, Inc. Points of Light Institute and the HandsOn Network Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools United States Power Squadrons Veterans of Foreign Wars Other groups to contact are: Boy Scouts of America Baptist Disaster Relief Foundation (or any local disaster relief organization) Disabled American Veterans National Arthritis Foundation Firefighter and Law Enforcement Associations Salvation Army And I could go on and on.
6 Practice makes perfect and Practice makes perfect and Practice makes perfect and Practice makes perfect and Repetition is the foundation of learning. Repetition is the foundation of learning. Repetition is the foundation of learning. Repetition is the foundation of learning. Please note that many of these drills will require advanced study and preparation by the leader in order to facilitate the most up-to-date skills and information. Some tasks (CPR, firearms use, etc) may require professional instruction. Some Disaster Drill Suggestions Drill #1 Fire Drill .
7 Training should include: how to call 911, how to check the batteries in the smoke detectors, how to use a fire extinguisher, how to warn everyone in the house about a fire, how to escape from the house if it is on fire, where to meet after escaping from the house, common sense rules about when to try to extinguish a fire and when to just leave. Drill #1 Fire Drill Evaluation (what went well, what didn t, what skills need to be worked on). Drill #2. First Aid Drill . Training should include: how to call 911, where the first aid kit is located, what is in the first aid kit and how to use each item, how to perform CPR, how to perform the Heimlich maneuver, basic first aid skills.
8 Drill #2 First Aid Drill Evaluation (what went well, what didn t, what skills need to be worked on). Emergency Preparedness Drill & Evaluation Form - Continued 3 | P a g e Drill #3 Lockdown Drill . Training should include: who is responsible for closing and locking each door and window, who is secondarily responsible for this action should the primary person not be home, how to secure each door and window, how to set the security alarm/system, how to turn on the surveillance system, how to perform these tasks as quickly as possible and in what situations these actions would be necessary, how to access the safe room and what procedure to follow once secured in the safe room.
9 Drill #3 Lockdown Drill Evaluation (what went well, what didn t, what skills need to be worked on). Drill #4 Emergency Evacuation Drill . Training should include: what to include in each person s Bug Out Bag (BOB), which pre-determined vehicle will be used for evacuation, how to quickly access each person s BOB and put it in the vehicle, what other items should be taken when evacuating and how to access them quickly, what to do with pets, how to secure the home before leaving, and how quickly everyone can complete the above tasks, get in the vehicle and leave the home.
10 Drill #4 Evacuation Drill Evaluation (what went well, what didn t, what skills need to be worked on). Drill #5 Natural Disaster Drill . Training should include: an overview of which natural disasters are likely to occur in your area, what specific steps to take during a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, etc; what steps to take prior to the event (ie: boarding up windows for a hurricane, bracing heavy furniture and the hot water tank for an earthquake), what steps to take during the actual event (ie: holing up in the basement during a tornado, dropping and covering during an earthquake), and what steps to take after the event (turning off the power/water/natural gas).