Family Emergency Preparedness


Preparing your family for an emergency is essential. Make sure to check your emergency supplies, such as a flashlight, batteries, a first aid kit, non-perishable food, water, blankets, extra clothing, and medications. Create an emergency contact list with family members, neighbors, and local emergency services. Develop an emergency plan with a designated meeting place, evacuation plan, emergency shelters, and communication plan. Gather important documents, such as insurance policies, identification documents, and financial documents. Check your vehicle's fuel levels, tire pressure, fluid levels, battery, and brakes. Have communication devices such as cell phones, radios, and satellite phones. Lastly, make sure to have safety equipment such as a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, and an emergency whistle. Being prepared for an emergency can help keep your family safe.