Below is typical process through-out the year. Each PTSA/PTA can improve or change to support their specific needs. This is intended to help new chairs in their role.
Note: We recommend that you create a replenishment cycle of 20% per year for food and water to level out PTA costs and make budgeting consistent.
Things to consider when planning. restocking and establishing a supply item. Plan for a diminishing number of children over a 3 day period see calculation below:
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Emergency Kit, Comfort Kit,
Emergency Supplies List
Assess the current state of your Emergency Supplies (provided by Northshore School District )
(The Coast Guard guideline for lifeboats is 800 calories per person per day). You may have more then 2 protein bars / student /day as your team sees fit.
Note 2: Shelter-in-place - Shelter-in-Place is a designation meant to address exterior atmospheric hazards, such as a gas leak in the neighborhood or ash from a nearby fire.
In Shelter-in-Place mode, all students are brought indoors; windows are closed, locked and possibly taped; fans are turned off; and towels may be placed under doors.
Below are suggested emergency supplies in preparation for either an evacuation or an emergency that requires students and staff to shelter in place.
Large quantity purchases can be negotiated, ask for a discount and obtain a quote. The below list in some cases are local suppliers and have been used by PTA's.
If your PTA has a supplier to add or remove please contact us at :
Restricted diets need extra planning for emergency preparedness. What should you put in a disaster kit? That depends on your child's medical and food allergy needs as well as the types of emergencies that are most likely to occur in your area. Each Parent needs to work with their school Nurse, class teacher and school Emergency Coordinator to ensure a safe food plan is in place.
Shipping Storage Containers
We recommend that you build a collaborative working relationship with the Principal, Nurse and Emergency Coordinator to help them to prioritize issues and ensure that these needs are incorporated into the NSD’s proposed budget via the school administration.
No PTA member should risk their health due to
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Storage Moisture Control
We do not want mold to grow in your storage units. DampRid’s crystals absorb excess moisture in the air to create and maintain the optimal humidity level in your home, storage areas, cabin, boat, car, RV or wherever moisture is a problem.
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Your team may wish to consider putting straps around shelves and big items to hold them in place during a large earth quake. See picture below, note that they have also labeled bins per the FEMA IS-100 Incident Command Structure for each position in the school (every schools principal has taken the training).
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Below is the video tour of the container
To reduce rodent/critter issues, we recommend
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First Aid Supplies
First Aid Supplies should be the first items available to remove from your storage container. Large commercial first aid kits should be stored in cargo containers. Such kits are typically sufficient for up to 400 people, though this does not mean 400 injuries. The kits assume only a portion of the people will require first aid.
In addition to the standard first aid kit, you may want to supplement with additional supplies:
Make sure your first aid kits are maintained on a regular schedule:
Food, Gear and Misc. Storage
Plastic pails with lid options including screw top, Gamma Seal and tear strip with lids, are perfect for storing a plentiful number of non-perishable food items like canned goods, and protein bars . Depending upon your need, you choose from a 5-, 6- or 12-gallon container. Label each container with a visible expire date.
Cardboard boxes aren’t reliable in disaster scenarios, as water can seep through and cause irreparable damage to the contents within. When preparing for disaster, you need to ensure that your supplies are safely stored in plastic crates and easy to access. To keep yourself organized, it’s important to possess an adequate number of plastic boxes (18 or 35 Gallon Storage tote) for food, gear and miscellaneous emergency supplies. Label each container with contents and a visible expire date.
In an emergency, you will need an area for a latrine if toilets are not working because the water supply is out or if bathrooms are not accessible. Simple "bucket" toilets can be used to store supplies until needed. The ideal ratio is 1 bucket for every 100 students/staff. In addition to the bucket itself, be sure to store toilet paper, a privacy partition (such as a tarp or large cardboard enclosures), hand sanitizer gel (Soap and water, in addition to the wet wipes, is strongly advised*), and other related items.
Any emergency lighting situation,
Solar Powered Light
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Camping Lantern - Solar, LED
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