Emergency Lighting might be needed for:
power outage at home or away from home
use as an emergency signal
in emergency escape routes in home
all emergency kits
Do not rely on one type of lighting.
If you suspect possible gas leak (9)
To use inside a Tent (2,3,4,9)
Around Unsupervised Young Children (1,2,3,5,9)
If someone in the room is on oxygen (1,2,3,9)
Have different kinds for back-ups.
1. Electric Bulbs
3. Flashlights - battery, crank, shake, solar
7. Gas/Propane/Butane Lantern
9. Glow Sticks
Which ones are safe:
What could affect my Utilities?
Extreme Temperatures and Weather
Learn When, Where and How to Turn Off Utilities
Shut off Utilities ONLY if you think lines are damaged or you are instructed to do so
(EAS or other emergency communication)
Locate Gas Meter
Learn How to Shut Off
Place a Gas Shut Off tool within quick and easy access of gas meter.
Do Not Practice turning off the Gas Valve – a Qualified Professional must turn it back on.
Strap Propane Tank to Ground
Strap Water Heater to Wall
Use Flexible Gas Pipe Connection
Install, and check regularly:
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
If you suspect a gas leak:
DO NOT use candles or open flames
DO NOT operate electrical devices
DO NOT use the phone or cell phone
Check for leaks by - Smell, Look, Listen, Feel
If You Find a Leak
Shut Off Outside
Call Gas Company from Neighbor’s
Locate Fuse Box or Circuit Box.
Learn How to Shut Off.
Individual circuits or fuses first, then main breaker or fuse switch.
Do Not Overload Circuits.
Obtain safe emergency lighting.
Place at top of stairs, hallways, bedsides, along emergency escape routes.
Stay Away from Downed Powerlines.
Do Not Touch People or Objects in Contact with Powerlines.
Locate Water Shut off inside your home, and label it.
Locate Water Main Ouside.
Learn How to Shut Off water.
Shut off Water Main only in extreme emergencies - City workers will usually take care of this.
Secure water heater with metal straps.
Practice with all family members:
How to shut off utilities
Mock Disaster Day without Utilities
Home Escape Routes from every room
Broken Utilities Inspection
Fire Extinguisher Usage
In an emergency, will you be part of the problem –
or part of the solution?