National Safety Month - Family Emergency Plan
Every week throughout June is an opportunity to make a difference in your home, work and community.
Identifying risks around your home and improving safety standards protects everyone in your community.
We will post several safety tips throughout the month in our blog. You can also check out the National Safety Council website for tips and resources.
Today's tip: FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN
The National Safety Council recommends every family have an emergency plan in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency event.
Spring is a great time to renew your plan and make sure every family member knows what to do in the event of an emergency. Have a home and car kit of emergency supplies, generally enough for three days for every family member (don't forget pets!).
The emergency plan should also include:
- Communication plan - how will family members contact one another, meeting place, understanding of when it is safe to go outside, etc
- Shelter in place plan if needed - if outside air is contaminated the Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) recommends sealing windows, doors, and air vents with plastic sheeting
- Getaway plan - include multiple routes and destinations in different directions in case one is closed