Location
West Seneca Town Hall
1250 Union Rd Room 210
United States

Disaster Preparedness

 

 

Office of Disaster Preparedness

 

John Gullo,

Disaster Coordinator, CFO, FM, CEM, CFEI, CHS-1V

e-mail jgullo@twsny.org

Deputies: Daniel McCartan
  Eric Conley

 

The Town of West Seneca Office of Disaster Preparedness has many responsibilities. We conduct a hazard analysis of the Town and then develop a plan and resources to handle a hazard or emergency. We are also responsible for keeping the training records of all town employees regarding the National Incident Management System ( NIMS ). In 2007, we went online with Town of West Seneca Community Emergency Response Team (WS CERT ) We now have 92 members on our team. We also manage the Emergency Operations Center and Shelter during an emergency. During heavy rains and other weather events we monitor the creek levels and road conditions for hazards. Upon the notification of a fire, hazardous materials spill or any other type of emergency we respond to assist as a resource.

 

Announcements

Hands On CPR 

  

Click on the CodeRED logo to sign up to recieve emergency telephone notifications for the Town of West Seneca.

 

Download the CodeRed mobile app by clicking on the link.

FEMA's www.ready.gov website offers guidance on what to do to stay safe in the event of an earthquake.

 Create an escape plan

 Each member of the family should know how to get safely outside by at least two routes. Family members should practice opening their windows to become familiar with their operation. Jammed windows should be identified and repaired. If, during a fire, a window is jammed, it may be broken out with an object and a blanket or towel placed over the frame to cover shards of glass. However, it is much safer to open a window than it is to break the glass out.

Never put locks or bars on windows or doors that cannot be opened from the inside.
 
Realize the Danger of Smoke
Each member of the family should understand the importance of crawling low under smoke. Smoke and heat rise so the best place to find fresher, cooler air is near the floor. When a person is caught in a building filled with smoke, they should drop on hands and knees and crawl to the nearest exit. Test all closed doors before opening them. Feel the back of the door. If it is hot, don't open it. Turn and go to the second route of exit. If the door is not hot, open slowly but be prepared to slam it closed if there are flames.
Practice what to do if you become trapped. Since doors hold back smoke and firefighters are adept at rescue, the chances of survival are excellent. Close doors between you and the smoke. Stuff the cracks and cover vents to keep smoke out. If there is a phone, call in your exact location to the fire department even if they are on the scene. Wait at the window and signal with a sheet, flashlight or something visible.

 

 

Literature

4 Steps to Prep- Part 1   Part 2

72 Hour Kit

Children's Coloring Book

Crossword Puzzles

Disaster Sanitation

Earthquake Safety

Electrical Outages and Home Safety

Emergency Communications

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Escape Planning

Fall Safety

Family Disaster Planning

Family Member Location Plan

Fire Preparedness

First Aid

Flood Flyer

"Get Ready" Pyramid

Emergency Planning

Family Member Location Handout

Food and Water in an Emergency Handout

Food and Power Outages

Heat Wave Handout

Home Hazard Hunt

Dealing with Vegetation and Combustible Materials

Raise Electrical System Components

Anchor Fuel Tanks

Install Sewer Backflow Valves

Reinforcing or Replacing Garage Doors

Protecting Windows and Doors with Covers

Removing Trees and Potential Windborne Missiles

Protecting Business Records and Inventory

Installing a Generator for Emergency Power

Building with Flood Damage Resistant Materials

I.C.E. Handout

Motor Vehicle Preparedness

Neighborhood Resources Inventory

Nonstructual Mitigation

Pet Preparedness

Preparedness Calendar

Preparedness Tips

Recent Natural and Man-made Disasters

Shelter in Place

Thunderstorms and Lightning

Utilities

Windstorms

Winter Preparedness

 

 

Links To:

West Seneca CERT team – www.wscert.net

FEMA – www.fema.gov

National Weather Service - http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/buf/

NY Alert - http://nyalert.gov/