FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN
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"We must use time as
a tool, not as a couch"
- John F. Kennedy
|Start with a FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN|
you have decided to prepare yourself and your family, a good place to
start is with a Family Emergency Plan. Not having a direction in
the event of an emergency can add more anxiety and stress to an already
stressful situation. If you or your family members are not
prepared, you may add to the workload of emergency personnel. By
being ill prepared you also limit the amount of help you can be to yourself, your
family or to others.
Start by reviewing the list below, this
is a good start. You may think of other items to add to it, and
that is good, it means you are thinking like a surviver.
- Create an Evacuation Check List
- Find out which disasters could occur in your area.
- Ask how to prepare for each disaster.
- Ask how you would be warned of an emergency.
- Learn your community’s evacuation routes.
- Ask about special assistance for elderly or disabled persons.
- Ask your workplace about emergency plans.
- Learn about emergency plans for your children’s school.
with household members to discuss the dangers of fire, severe weather,
earthquakes and other emergencies. (Explain how to respond to
- Find the safe spots in your home for each type of disaster.
- Discuss what to do about power outages and personal injuries.
- Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape routes from each room.
- Show family members how to turn off the water, gas and electricity at main switches when necessary.
- Post emergency telephone numbers near telephones. ∙ Teach children how and when to call 911, police and fire.
- Instruct household members to turn on the radio for emergency information.
- Pick one out-of-state and one local friend or relative for family
members to call if separated during a disaster (it is often easier to
call out-of-state than within the affected area)
- Teach children your out-of-state contact’s phone numbers.
- Pick two emergency meeting places.
- A place near your home in case of a fire.
- A place outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home after a disaster.
- Take a basic first aid and CPR class.
- Keep family records in a water and fire-proof container.
for a PDF copy of this list