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Emergency Preparation Tips

1. Talk with your family about potential emergencies and how to respond to each.

2. Plan and practice what your family will do in case of an emergency.

3. Record special medications or special food required by family members.

4. Talk with your family about potential emergencies and how to respond to each.

5. Plan how your family would stay in contact if you were separated.

6. Identify two meeting places: the first should be a place near your home; the second should be a place away from your neighborhood in case you cannot return home.

7. Keep all medical information in a consistent location which family members and caregivers know about.

8. Teach adult family members how to turn off utilities.

9. Identify two meeting places: the first should be a place near your home; the second should be a place away from your neighborhood in case you cannot return home.

10. Hold evacuation drills in which occupants participate, and evaluate drills to identify areas that need improvement.

11. Make back-up plans for children in case you can't get home in an emergency.

12. Pick a friend or relative who lives out of the area for family members to call to say they are okay.

13. Draw a floor plan of your residence. Mark two escape routes from each room.

14. Keep your automobile fuel tank full or nearly so.

About the Author
Francesca Black has worked in the emergency services field for more than 10 years. More information available at Prepare for Emergency http://www.prepare-for-emergency.com

 
 
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