The following steps will help you and your family prepare for emergency situations:
Discuss what to do about power outages and personal injuries.
Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape routes from each room.
Find the safe spots in your home for each type of disaster.
Instruct household members to turn on the radio for emergency information.
Keep family records in a water-proof and fire-proof container.
Meet with household members to discuss the dangers of fire, severe weather, earthquakes, and other emergencies. Explain how to respond to each.
Pick one out-of-state and one local friend or relative for family members to call if separated during a disaster. It is often easier to call out-of-state than within the affected area. Teach your children your contacts' phone numbers.
Pick two emergency meeting places:
A place near your home in case of a fire
A place outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home after a disaster
Post emergency telephone numbers near telephones.
Show family members how to turn off the water, gas, and electricity at the main switches when necessary.
Take a basic first aid and CPR class.
Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1, police, and fire.
For More Information
For more information about emergency plans, please contact the Emergency Management Department at (262) 785-9580.