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Station Action for Emergency Readiness Project (SAFER)

Emergency Preparedness Manual

Revision v1.3 1/6/11

"The emergency wasn't at the meeting and didn't get the follow up memo."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1. Emergency Preparedness, a Community Responsibility
1.1. STATION RESPONSIBILITIES
1.2. EMERGENCY PLAN - First Elements
1.2.1. Damage Assessment
1.2.2. Staff Response Plan
1.2.3. Chain of Command
1.2.4. Staff Contact List
1.2.5. Levels of Response
1.2.6. Relationships with Local Agencies
1.2.7. Emergency Credentials
1.3. EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS)
1.3.1. Purpose of EAS
1.3.2. EAS Codes
1.3.3. Multilingual alerts
1.3.4. CAP
1.3.5. Automatic Alerts
1.4. CHAPTER REVIEW AND CHECKLIST
1.4.1. Main points covered in Chapter 1
1.4.2. Action Checklist
2. Providing Useful Information
2.1. SOURCES OF INFORMATION
2.1.1. Contact With Staff
2.1.2. Monitoring Emergency Radio Systems
2.1.3. Email and Text Alerts
2.1.4. Information Policy
2.1.5. Communicate Clearly, Plainly and Repeatedly
2.2. TWO-WAY RADIO NETWORKS
2.2.1. Amateur Radio (RACES)
2.2.2. Station-Owned System
2.3. LISTENER CALL-IN
2.3.1. Emergency Personnel Only
2.3.2. Hotline
2.4. Collaboration With Other Media
2.4.1. Meetings
2.4.2. Written Agreements
2.4.3. Station Contact Lists
2.5. CHAPTER REVIEW AND CHECKLIST
2.5.1. Main points covered in Chapter 2
2.5.2. Action Checklist
3. Staying On (or Returning To) the Air
3.1. EMERGENCY GENERATOR
3.1.1. Capacity and Quality of Power
3.1.2. Installation, Permanent or Transportable
3.1.3. Fuel Type
3.1.4. Auto Start and Transfer Switching
3.1.5. Generator Testing and Maintenance
3.1.6. Commercial Power Indicator
3.1.7. Uninterruptable Power Supplies
3.2. PHONE LINES
3.2.1. Phone System Reliability
3.2.2. Backup POTS lines
3.2.3. Satellite Phones
3.2.4. Satellite Data Terminals
3.2.5. Beyond the Reach of 911
3.3. ONLINE RESOURCES
3.3.1. Website
3.3.2. Streaming
3.3.3. Social Media
3.3.4. Off Premises Servers
3.4. ALTERNATE STATION HOUSING
3.4.1. Construction Trailer, Recreational Vehicle
3.4.2. Off-Site Equipment Cache
3.4.3. Alternate Studio Transmitter Link (STL)
3.4.4. Operations From the Transmitter Site
3.4.5. Emergency Supplies, Off-Site and at the Station
3.5. STATION VEHICLES
3.5.1. Fuel
3.5.2. Identification Placards
3.5.3. Insurance
3.6. CHAPTER REVIEW AND CHECKLIST
3.6.1. Main points covered
3.6.2. Action Checklist
4. Business continuity
4.1. HIGH LIMIT CREDIT CARD
4.2. OFF-PREMISES RECORD BACKUP
4.2.1. Digital Records
4.2.2. Music Library
4.2.3. Paper Records
4.2.4. Waivers and STAs
4.2.5. Regular Backups
4.3. ACCOUNT NUMBERS AND PASSWORDS
4.3.1. Bank Accounts
4.3.2. Credit, Debit Card PINs
4.3.3. Online Passwords
4.3.4. Keys and Combinations
4.3.5. Trusted Information Keepers
4.3.6. High Security Required
4.4. CHAPTER REVIEW AND CHECKLIST
4.4.1. Main points covered in Chapter 4
4.4.2. Action Checklist

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