It’s a good idea to be on the same page with your family as to what you would do in case of an emergency. Review these concepts every few months as we all can be forgetful.
□ meet with family members to discuss how to respond to the dangers of fire, severe weather, earthquakes, and other emergencies.
□ find the safe spots in your home for each type of disaster
□ discuss what to do about power outages and injuries
□ draw a floor plan of your home and mark two escape routes from each room
□ post emergency phone numbers near telephones
□ teach children how and when to call 911, police, and fire
□ instruct family members to turn on the radio for information
□ pick one out-of-state and one local friend/family member to call in a disaster
□ teach children the phone numbers
□ pick two reunion locations, one right outside of your home, and one away from your neighborhood in case you cannot return
□ take a basic first aid and CPR class
Here is a list of contact information it would be wise to have figured out ahead of time, and stored in a safe place.
Family Work Numbers:
Emergency Telephone Numbers:
Right outside home:
Away from home:
Route to try first: