Preparedness Videos



Preparedness Video Updates



- Captioning: Captioning is available on all Flash versions of our preparedness videos.

- Alternate Languages: Many of our preparedness videos are now available in multiple languages in the Flash format. The languages include: Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Cambodian. Click on the video you want to view and select the appropriate language.

   

Take a trip to the hardware store, learn how to find a wall stud, and how to get started with a home retrofit.

Secure household chemicals, book cases, wall hangings, cabinets, dishes, and your water heater.

How to properly shut off residential water, electricity, propane gas and natural gas.

Carbon Monoxide poisoning, principles of safety - drop, cover and hold on, out of area contact plan, personal safety near downed power lines, how to use a fire extinguisher, generator set up and safety tips, and how to drain a water heater.

Flood Preparedness Series...

How to prepare for a flood, what to do during a flood, safety and clean up after a flood, pumping out a flooded basement, myths and facts about flood insurance, flood alerts - know the terms.


Acknowledgements and Credits





Preparedness:

It's easy.  It's inexpensive.  You'll never regret it. 



Getting Started...

Photo of people in hardware store

Trip to the hardware store

photo of wall stud finder

Finding a wall stud

Retrofitting your home - getting started
New!  Retrofitting your home - getting started

How to Secure...

photo of chemicals in the garage stored safely
Securing household chemicals - garage and storage safety
photo of preparing to secure a bookcase
Securing a bookcase with hardware
photo of strapping need to secure bookcase

Securing a bookcase with Velcro straps

Photo of securing wall hanging

Securing wall hangings

Photo of securing a cabinet

Securing cabinets

Photo of securing dishes

Securing dishes

Photo of secured water heater

Securing a water heater

Turning Off...

Photo of turning off main water valve to house

Turning off residential water

Photo of person turning off electricity at circuit box

Turning off electricity at the circuit box

Photo of person turning off propane gas

Turning off propane gas

How to turn off natural gas

Turning off natural gas

Personal Safety and How to...

Out of Area Contact Plan
NEW!  Out of Area Contact Plan
The 3 principles of safety and Drop, Cover and Hold On
NEW!  Principles of Safety and Drop, Cover and Hold On
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Photo of a generator

Set up and safely operate a generator

Photo of downed power lines over street and sidewalk

Personal safety near downed power lines

Draining water from the hot water heater Draining your water heater (extra water during a disaster)
photo of firefighter getting ready to use a fire extinguisher

Using a fire extinguisher

 

Flood preparedness series logo

Captioning is available on the Flash version of all videos.

 

Graphic for Flood Alert video

Prepare for a flood graphic

What to do during a flood graphic

Clean up and safety after a flood

Food safety after a flood graphic

Pumping out a flooded basement graphic

Flood insurance - myth versus fact graphic

 


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Acknowledgements and Credits

We would like to thank all those involved with these important projects and acknowledge their contributions to assist Washington State citizens become better prepared for disaster situations.

These videos were produced in partnership with Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management and the Washington State Emergency Management Division. Funding for these projects was made possible through grants from Governor Christine Gregoire, Washington State Citizen Corps, FEMA, and donations from Puget Sound Energy.  

Partnerships

Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management Logo

Kitsap County
Department of Emergency Management

Discovery Bay Media Logo
Discovery Bay Media LLC
Port Townsend, WA

Puget Sound Energy Logo

Puget Sound Energy

Citizen Corps Logo

WA State Citizens Corps

Logo for Kirkemo, Ink

 

Special thanks to all who volunteered their time and talent:

Suburban Propane logo
Suburban Propane
Bremerton, WA

Film Location

Ace Hardware Logo
Ace Hardware
Port Orchard, WA

Film Location

Getting Started Series:

  • Richard Kirton
      Deputy Director, Central Communications (911) Kitsap County
  • Trudi Peek
      Resident, Port Orchard, WA
  • Rudy Renteria
      Ace Hardware, Port Orchard, WA

How to Secure Series:

  • Richard Kirton
      Deputy Director, Central Communications (911) Kitsap County
  • Trudi Peek
      Resident, Port Orchard, WA
  • Kim Taylor
      Office Assistant, Central Communications (911) Kitsap County
  • Lisa Kirkemo
      Kirkemo Ink., Port Orchard, WA

How to Turn Off Series:

  • Dennis Smedsrud
      Puget Sound Energy, Bellevue, WA
  • Kim Taylor
      Office Assistant, Central Communications (911) Kitsap County
  • Imelda Moore
      Volunteer, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management

Personal Safety Series and How to Use Series:

  • Joel Wulf
      Firefighter, Bremerton Fire Department, WA
  • Ella McDaniel
      Discovery Bay Media, Port Townsend, WA
  • Virginia M. Johnson, DVM
      Hadlock Veterinary Clinic, Port Hadlock, WA
  • St. Joseph Medical Center, Hyperbaric Medicine Service:
    • Raheela Sadiq, MD
    • Marlene Motola, RN
    • David Schmersal, RT
    • Heidi Smidt, BSN, ACHRN, Hyperbaric Medicine Program Manager
    • Gale Robinette, Manager, Media Relations

Flood Series:

  • Beverly Wiench
      Boistfort Valley Resident, WA
  • Michael Peroni
      Boistfort Valley Resident, WA
  • LG Nelson
      Building Official, Centralia, WA
  • Gregg Peterson
      Fire Chief, Curtis, WA
  • Jim Walkowski
      Fire Chief, Centralia, WA

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