March 2022 Oracle

We hope this provides insight about how disaster preparedness, your ORPS

volunteers, and you, all would work together to achieve the best possible outcome in a real emergency. Dan Hannah, Chair Safety & Security Committee

We live between two fault lines, the San Andreas and the San Jacinto, so we take earthquake preparedness seriously. We PLAN, PREPARE AND PRACTICE - so

imagine : 9:30AM:

Magnitude 8 earthquake hits the

Coachella Valley and Cathedral City. 9:35AM: ORPS volunteer emergency responders assemble at the Security Gate - Incident Command is established by two or three Safety & Security Committee members and emergency responders. 9:40AM: Search & Rescue Teams are sent with "go bags" and radios to assess the damage and search resort buildings as needed 9:45AM: First Aid Teams are sent with medical "go bags" and radios to set up medical treatment areas at the pickleball and tennis courts. 9:50AM: Ham Radio Team establishes contact with city and county officials to obtain initial assessments and available resources ORPS Security Team monitors and manages access in and out of the resort. Resort Manager and Board of Directors join the incident command managers to receive information and provide high level guidance. 10:00AM: All residents will be checking with ten neighbors on their street to ensure safety and identify any critical needs. 10:05AM: Incident Commander is constantly re - evaluating incident needs and plans based on reports from the Search and Rescue Team, First Aid Team and Ham Radio Team . 10:10AM: Incident Commander issues communication to all residents to keep everyone updated and to address critical needs TBD - Cathedral City Fire or Police Department will assume command and manage the situation once they are able to arrive at the resort. This could be hours or days Meanwhile - all residents at ORPS should be prepared for an actual earthquake emergency by: Maintaining an emergency kit, including a flashlight, fresh batteries, food, water, and medications to be self sufficient for seven days. Checking on the safety of your ten closest neighbors and seeking medical treatment at the designated area near La Palma and El Saguaro.

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MARCH 2022

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