Monday, November 29, 2010

Family Emergency Plan

Your families survival in an emergency involves not only preparedness but also PLANNING!!

Plan ahead and Practice, Practice, Practice!

When creating your Family Emergency Plan:

-Write your plan down & post were everyone has easy access.
-Include content list and locations of emergency kits, house floor plans, important family medical information & emergency telephone numbers: police, fire, hospital, family physician, local and out of state contacts, nearest relative & work numbers.
-Educate your family and yourself on possible emergencies i.e. earthquake, flood, fire, civil unrest....etc., for your geographic location. Kits and plans should be tailored to meet your needs for the most likely potential disaster.
-Keep your plan simple, you will have enough stress and worry as distraction.
-Involve every family member in the creation and implementation of ALL preparedness planning.
-Establish primary and secondary "meeting" places i.e. local church, fire or police station etc.
-Include "communication contact": identify a family member or friend outside of your area who can be contacted to relay locations and messages.
-Always address "5 W's: Who, What, Where, When & Why".

Stay healthy, mind-body-spirit! -Z

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