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. In an emergency situation, advance planning is the key to safety and peace of mind. The following list of tips will help you and your family improve tor preparedness


1. Learn What Kinds of Disasters Might Happen in Your Residential Area Ask these questions:


What happen disasters are most common in my neighbourhood?
What is the best way to prepare for those events?
Is there a warning signal in my neighbourhood? What does it sound like?
Is there a designated community-gathering place in the event of a disaster?
Where can I take pets during an evacuation?
What's the best way to help elderly or disable persons?


2. Learn Emergency Plans For Locations You and Family Frequent - Learn emergency procedures at your workplace, your children's schools or day care centers, and any other place your family spends time.


3. Make Sure Your Home Is Insured - Contact your insurance provider and make sure you are adequately covered in te event of an emergency. Ask about disaster coverage for the specific events that might occur in your area.


4. Learn First Aid - In the event of an emergency, it may be up to you to care for the injured. Lean the basics First Aid and CPR class. Prepare your entire family. Create a Family Emergency Plan and make sure each family member knows the basics.


5. Prepare Your Entire Family - Create a Family Emergency Plan and make sure every member of your family understand it.


6. Get Emergency Lights for Every Room - These lights plug into any wall outlet and light up automatically if the power goes out. They will continue to operate for four to six hours.


7. Install a Smoke Detector on Every Floor in Your Home - Locate smoke detectors near bedrooms. test them monthly and replace batteries once a year.


8. Purchase an ABC (type fire extinguisher) For Your Home - These extinguishers can fight all kinds of fires - even electrical ones.


9. Talk To Your Neighbours - Working with neighbours in an emergency can save lives and property. If you're a member of a neighbourhood organization, introduction disasters preparedness to the group. Familiarize yourself with your neighbour's special skills (e.g. medical, technical) and consider how you can help neighbours with Special Needs. (Make arrangements for childcare in case parents don't get home).


10. Plan For The Worst - Assemble a Three-Day Emergency Supply Checklist. Hopefully, you'll never need to use it, but in the event of an emergency, you'll be glad you took the time to create it.










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