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Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere.
There are simple steps you can take to help
protect your family from a natural disaster.
Call your Emergency Management Office and the
Red Cross for further details.
Find out which disasters could occur in your area
and how to prepare.
Ask how you would be warned of an emergency.
Learn your communities' evacuation routes.
Ask where your nearest emergency shelters are
Ask about any special assistance for the elderly or
Ask about the plans in place at work, schools or
day care centres as well.
Create an Emergency Plan:
Meet with household members. Discuss with chil-
dren the dangers of fire, severe weather, earth-
quakes and other emergencies.
Discuss how to respond to each disaster that
Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape
routes from each room. Practise an emergency
evacuation drill at least two times a year.
Learn how to turn off your water, gas and electric-
ity at the main switches.
Discuss what to do about power outages and per-
Post emergency numbers near telephones:
ODPM (Trinidad) - 640-1285/8905/8653/
800-ODPM website: odpm.gov.tt
ODPM (Tobago) - 660-7489/7686
Police - 999
Fire Services - 990
Coast Guard - 634-4440/4532/4554
Defence Force - 634-4532
Ambulance Service (EHS) - 624-4343
EMA - 628-8042
T&TEC - 625-1296/1774
TSTT - 6611
National Gas - 800-4427
Nearest health facility
Teach children how and when to call 999, Police and
Fire Services and how to make long distance calls.
Instruct household members to turn to the radio
for emergency information.
Pick one out-of-the-area-relative and one local
friend or relative for family members to call or
meet at if separated by a disaster.
Take a basic First Aid course and CPR class.
Make a list of valuables. Keep family records in a
waterproof and fireproof container.
Prepare a disaster supply list:
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape
- Canned goods, non-perishable foods and a
non-electric can opener
- Drinking water
- Any special dietary food if required
- Identification, cash, valuable papers,
insurance policies and photos
- Battery-operated radio with extra batteries
- Personal hygiene items
- Disposable utensils
- Infant-care items
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Easy carrying container (bag) for all items.
Prepare a First Aid Kit:
- Prescription medications, betadine solu-
tion, gauze bandages, adhesive tape, sterile
pads, band aids, triangular bandages, safety
scissors, non-prescription medication, sun
screen, insect repellent, non-latex gloves,
absorbent compress 5x9 dressing, adhesive
bandages (assorted sizes), antiseptic wipes,
antibiotic ointment packets, etc.
Prepare an Emergency Car Kit:
Battery powered radio (with extra batteries),
flashlight (with extra batteries), sleeping
bags or blankets, first-aid kit and manual,
bottled water, non-perishable high energy
foods such as granola bars, raisins and
peanut butter, booster cables, a fire extin-
guisher, maps, shovel, tyre repair kit and
pump and flares.
T&T Red Cross Society
LONDON--- Top officials from
Britain s leading sports met with
government ministers yesterday to
discuss measures to tackle corrup-
tion in the wake of two fixing inves-
tigations that have struck English
football over the last two weeks.
Representatives of football, cricket,
tennis, horse racing and the two
rugby codes were invited to attend
a hastily convened meeting in central
Alex Horne, the general secretary
of the English Football Association,
said the "general consensus around
the room" was that fixing "isn t a
big issue" in Britain at present.
"But, again, we don t want to be
complacent," Horne said. "It s clear
that, as Britain, we are very proud
of our sporting product, of the sport
that we play in this country and we
all want to do all we can to protect
the integrity of that sport."
The two ongoing police investi-
gations centre on separate allega-
tions, made in British newspaper
sting operations, of fixing in the
divisions below the Premier League.
The most recent saw six people,
including Blackburn striker DJ
Campbell, arrested after The Sun
alleged spot-fixing --- where minor
elements of a game are rigged --- in
the professional leagues. (AP)
SAO PAULO --- The
Brazilian team relegated
in the match stopped by
fan violence this weekend
will ask the country s
sports tribunal to annul
Vasco da Gama said
yesterday it deserves the
three points for the match
because it wasn t safe to
keep playing after the
brawl in the stands. If
Vasco is awarded the
points, it would be enough
to avoid its second rele-
gation in five years.
Vasco, a four-time
Brazilian champion, need-
ed a victory in the final-
round match but lost 5-
1. Club officials said the
referee did not follow reg-
ulations when he waited
1 hour, 13 minutes to
restart the game. Rules say
that the maximum time
is 60 minutes.
"The referee made a
mistake. We are allowed
to go after our rights,"
Vasco da Gama director
Ercolino de Luca said.
"There were no conditions
to continue the match."
The referee interrupted
the game in the southern
city of Joinville in the 17th
minute when hundreds of
fans from Vasco and
charged against each other
in the stands. Only private
security guards were sep-
arating the fan sections
and it took a while until
police arrived to take con-
trol of the situation.
A police helicopter
landed on the field to air-
lift one of the four men
injured in the fighting,
which is just the latest
case of fan violence in the
country hosting next
year s World Cup.
Vasco da Gama officials
tried to keep the match
from continuing but the
referee deemed there was
enough security to restart.
Sports tribunal presi-
dent Flavio Zveiter said it
isn t likely the result of the
match will be changed.
Top sports officials attend meeting over fixing
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