DISASTER PLAN WORKBOOK

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CHAPTER 1

Post this summary sheet on all staff bulletin boards. Supervisors should memorize it and have it readily available in case of an emergency.


SUMMARY OF EMERGENCY PROCEDURES


MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Call _______________. Describe the problem, give the exact location and your name. Security personnel will come to assist you. They will call health service if necessary. Do not try to administer first aid; you may do more harm than good. See "Medical Emergencies" in Chapter 6 for further instructions.


FIRE: Call _______________. If you have any doubts about your ability to extinguish the fire, secure and leave the area. Activate the nearest fire alarm or call _______________. They will call the Fire Department if necessary.

When a fire alarm is sounded, turn off all terminals. Save documents before turning off word processing terminals. Fire wardens will clear the building. All other personnel should follow the instructions of the fire wardens listed in Chapter 2, "Disaster Procedures." When evacuating the building DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.


FLOODING OR WATER DAMAGE: Throw a plastic drop cloth (see Chapter 7, "Suppliers") over affected area, then call _______________. Move as many books as possible out of the flooded area, if it is safe to do so. See Chapter 4 in the Disaster Plan Workbook, entitled "Recovery Procedures," for instructions on how to treat each type of library material affected.


VANDALISM: Do not confront the vandal. Walk discreetly to the nearest phone and call _______________. Arrange a meeting place so you can direct security personnel to the area affected. See Chapter 6, "Other Emergencies," in the Disaster Plan Workbook, for more instructions.


POWER FAILURE: Turn off all terminals. Secure the area before leaving. Upon return wait for further instructions before turning terminals on again.


BOMB THREAT: Keep the caller on the telephone as long as possible and WRITE DOWN as much of the following as you can obtain: time set for the explosion, location of the bomb, and the type of bomb. Call _______________, to report the bomb threat immediately. See Chapter 6, "Other Emergencies," in the Disaster Plan Workbook, for more instructions.


FIRE SAFETY TIPS:


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