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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
The Trinity College Alumni
Association launched its Hall of
Fame in the ballroom of the
Hilton Trinidad and Conference
Centre last Thursday with the
induction of 19 people.
The school officially opened its
doors at Melbourne Street, Port-
of-Spain, on January 17, 1958, and
moved to Moka, Maraval, in 1967.
It was founded as a private sec-
ondary school and established
itself through the efforts of Rev
Benjamin Vaughn, the dean of the
cathedral of the Holy Trinity. At
the time, the Anglican church
viewed very seriously the heavy
demand for Anglican education,
which Vaughn proposed, and later
sponsored in part, the college s
opening. Sixty-four boys began
classes with Peter Helps as the
The college, through the gen-
erosity of Gordon Grant Estate
Ltd obtained approximately nine
hectares (22 acres) at Moka and
began developing the site with
the intention of becoming a
boarding school. Although this
change was not approved by the
Government, the college still
moved to Moka in September
1967, and remained a regular day
Those inducted to the Hall of
Fame were MWG Gordon, Peter
Helps, Hugh Spicer, Charlene
Ogle, Michael Clarke, Johnny
Maharaj, Canon Winston Joseph,
Norris Campbell, Lidj Yasu
Omawale, Khafra Kambon, Aiye-
goro Ome, Herman Browne,
Beresford Hunte, Canon Dr Adrian
Chatfield, Trevor Craig, Dr Peter
Fung, Brigadier General Ancil
Antoine, Justice William Guy
Hannays and Dennis Evans.
Trinity College enlists
19 to the Hall of Fame
Linden Scott, left, and Arnum Bankole.
Patrice Price and Bishop Claude Berkley.
Vice chief of defence staff Brigadier General Anthony Phillip Spencer, left, retired chief of defence staff
Brigadier General Ancil Antoine and Kenrick Francis. PHOTOS: ANDRE ALEXANDER
Robert Bridges, left, David Samm and Anthony Hosang.
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