Whenever there is a big natural disaster or catastrophe in your area, the general public needs to be made aware of the emergency evacuation plan so that they can be quickly moved into a shelter or safer place.
This plan should be created maintaining the standards of the procedures, policies, conditions and other responsibilities. If critical decisions can be made beforehand, assuming the situations and included in the planning, then it could save more lives than we think! Evacuation might be the only answer; before a thunderstorm, earthquake or tsunami endangers lives. To save you from chaos, property damage and bodily injuries or worse, a proper evacuation plan needs to be in place.
A group of responsible people and volunteers are needed for executing the emergency plan for evacuation during emergencies.
No one really expects an emergency situation, but the best way to protect yourself and others is to follow the well- planned emergency evacuation that could help you take immediate precautions and actions against certain devastating events. The emergency evacuation plan should include every possible step that could be taken during the crisis situation. How to operate elevators during the urgent situation, where will everyone take shelter, what should be done when assistance will not be available, how to guide the people with disabilities quickly to the safe place, how to use the stairways, and fire extinguishers, and guide everyone to the meeting place etc. are all things that everyone should be made aware of. Considering the specific needs, choices and preferences for people of all ages, the plan should be created.
By thinking about urgent crisis situations such as the earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornado’s explosions, electrical outages and radiations and terrorist attacks etc. you have to be prepared with effective plans.
This will help you and others to respond to the emergency situation efficiently. An emergency rescue and management team with responsible citizens and volunteers should be there, so that they can help people to partially or fully evacuate a building or area. Since the extent of the damage depends upon the type of disaster, designated routes and meeting places need to be prepared beforehand, so that everyone can take shelter. It is also important to have floor plans with emergency evacuation exits and routes so that everyone knows where to go.
While the evacuation process is taking place during the crisis situation, areas need to be checked so that no one is left behind or locked out.
Using safety equipment such as the safety alarm or fire extinguisher and shutting down the fire, gas and electric systems is also important to avoid hazardous emergencies. The rescue and evacuation team have to make sure that everyone has been moved to a safe place by making total head counts and identifying everyone. Situations of the emergency level may require mandatory evacuations so that potential dangers may be avoided. To make people aware and gather, you could use different types of warning methods to alert people by using siren, phone calls, alarms and messages etc.