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STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURES6.4 Emergency Supplies and ResourcesRefuge personnel can manage emergency situations more safely and effectively by stockpilingmaterials and equipment for emergency use and identifying locally available equipment laborand materials. The specific requirement for supplies varies depending on the size and type ofdam.A list of common equipment used to respond to dam emergencies includes:• Dump truck• Backhoe• Front end loader• Bulldozer• Shovels• Buckets• Sand bag filling machineA list of common materials used to respond to dam emergencies includes:• Sand• Gravel• Clay borrow• Geotextile• Sandbags (See Chapter 6.3.4 for details on sandbagging operations)• Plastic sheeting – 6 mil polyethylene sheeting is the minimum thickness recommended forflood fighting applications• Geotextile• Riprap/rock fill• Cement• Caulk• Tarpaulin/roofing paper (if stoplogs are part of the facility)• Portable generators and lighting• Communication system – two-way radios are preferable because they are extremelyreliable for short distances and have the capability to broadcast to several people at once6-28Revision No. 0October 2008

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