AVIAN FLU Preparedness - Is your Central Station Ready?

Avian Flu and what central stations need to do to prepare for such an event


Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.

Volunteer with local groups to prepare and assist with emergency response.

Get involved in your community as it works to prepare for an influenza pandemic.

Items to have on hand for an extended stay at work or home:

Examples of food and non-perishables:

Ready-to-eat canned meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, beans, and soups

Protein or fruit bars, Dry cereal or granola, Peanut butter or nuts, Dried Fruit and Crackers, Canned juices, Bottled water, Canned or jarred baby food and formula, Pet food, Other non-perishable items

Examples of medical, health and emergency supplies:

Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood-pressure monitoring equipment

Soap and water, or alcohol-based (60-95%) hand wash, Medicines for fever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, Thermometer, Anti-diarrhea medication, Vitamins, Fluids with electrolytes, Cleansing agent/soap, Flashlight, Batteries, Portable radio, Manual can opener, Garbage bags, Tissues, toilet paper, disposable diapers

I would like to thank the following web sites as their information was invaluable while doing my research.

www.internationalsos.com

www.pandemicflu.com

www.cdc.com

www.metrokc.gov/health/pandemicflu/businesses/index.htm