Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
You should also inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school, faith organizations, sports events and commuting. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to community leaders, your colleagues, neighbors and members of faith or civic organizations about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.
- Know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in my community.
- Have a family disaster plan and have practiced it.
- Have an emergency preparedness kit.
- At least one member of my household is trained in first aid and CPR/AED.
- Have taken action to help my community prepare.