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June 21,2013

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Dear Dean,

Warm greetings!

We the BSN IV-A group 1 students are presently conducting a research study entitled “An
Assessment on Emergency Preparedness of St. Jude College Manila: Basis for Program Development.” of St.
Jude College Manila. The objective of this study is to determine the preparedness of St. Jude College Manila
in responding in emergency situation in terms of the occurrence of natural disaster.

We have done and defended the chapters 1 to 3 of our study. And we are now working on the
remaining 2 chapters (Chapter 4-5) of our research study.

It is in the light that we are asking for your department’s participation in the conduct of our study.
Thank you very much and we hope for your favourable response regarding this matter.




Truly yours,

The researchers:

Fuentes, Mary Dominica
De Vera, Gazzel
Del Rosario, Pamela Janine
Basada, Reazan

Noted by:

Milo Almirol RN, MAN
Research Adviser


Janet C. Calupitan RN, MAN
Dean of School of Nursing and Midwifery


Part 1: General information:
Dear Respondents:
This questionnaire is intended to gather information for the research entitled “An Assessment on
Emergency Preparedness of St. Jude College Manila: Basis for Program Development.”
Your wholehearted cooperation is solicited in answering this questionnaire. Please answer all items
specifically. The data gathered will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

• For Student, academic program enrolled :___________
Gender: __________
Exact Age: ________
Year level: _________

• For Faculty and non-teaching school personnel, department belong? ._____
Gender: ___________
Exact Age: __________
Highest Educational attainment: __________
Years in service: __________



Part 2: Emergency preparedness questions
Direction: Using the following guidelines, please indicate your answer by checking the column
opposite the items of your answers:
4- HIGHLY AGREE
3- SLIGHTLY AGREE
2- DISAGREE
1- NOT MY CONCERN
• Fire Preparedness
Attributes 4 3 2 1
1. Presence of easy to locate fire exit signage.
2. Presence of floor plan for evacuation or escape route.
3. Has personal emergency telephone numbers.
4. Emergency telephone numbers are posted at strategic places.
5. The school conduct fire drills annually.
6. There is designated emergency evacuation assembly point in case of fire
7. Fire alarms are located at strategic places where can be easily used.
8. Know how to use fire extinguisher in case of fire.
9. Fire extinguishers are located at strategic places for easy accessibility.
10. Availability of smoke detectors
11. Automatic fire sprinklers are located throughout the building.
12. Has personal basic first aid kit.
13. The school clinic has available resources to manage emergency in case of
fire.

14. The school have available trained first aider to manage injuries.
15. The school have Emergency Management Committee.
16. Use the elevator in case of fire.
17. When your clothes catch on fire, stop-drop-and-roll to put out the fire.
18. If there is fire, crawl under the smoke to the nearest exit and use cloth, if
possible, to cover nose and mouth.

19. Get out and stay out. Never go back into a burning building.






• Flood preparedness
Attributes 4 3 2 1
1. Access in giving early suspension of classes in case of flooding.
2. Has personal emergency telephone numbers.
3. Availability of transport vehicles in evacuating the students and
personnel.

4. Has personal first aid and hygiene kit.
5. The school have available emergency blanket and foods that can be
used by stranded students and personnel.

6. Adequate training on must-haves during rainy season (such as rain
gear, extra clothing, extra money, extra cellphone batteries, etc.)

7. The school clinic has available resources to manage emergency in
case of flooding.

8. The school have available trained first aider to manage injuries.
9. Able to identify high streets for possible rerouting during flood.

• Earthquake Preparedness
Attributes 4 3 2 1
1. Aware of earthquake safety plans
2. Has personal emergency telephone numbers.
3. Availability of emergency lights.
4. Has information dissemination about dangers of aftershocks.
5. There is designated emergency evacuation assembly point during
earthquakes.

6. There is an active participation among students and administrative
staff in evacuation, directing or leading occupants out of the
building to a safe area.

7. Need to evacuate the room immediately when earthquake alarm
sounds

8. Has personal first aid kit.
9. The school conducts earthquake drills annually.
10. The school clinic has available resources to manage emergency in
case of earthquake.

11. The school has available trained first aider to manage injuries.
12. Availability of safe places to cover. (a safe place could be under a
piece of furniture or against an interior wall away from windows,
bookcases or furniture’s that could fall on you).

13. Practice a “duck, cover and hold position” in each safe place (sitting
on the floor next to an interior wall and covering your head and
neck with your arms.