Emergency preparedness for pets If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. Some of the things you […]

Disabilities And Functional Needs

If you or someone close to you has a disability or a functional need, you may have to take additional steps to protect yourself and your family in an emergency. Create a support network to help in an emergency. Tell these people where you keep your emergency supplies. Give one member of your support network […]


Seniors emergency plan Each person’s needs and abilities are unique, but every individual can take important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies and put plans in place. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan, you can be better prepared for any situation. A commitment to planning today will help […]

Family Communications

Family Communications During a disaster, getting in touch with family members may be difficult. That’s why it’s important to have a communications plan in place, so family members know how to reach one another. Complete a contact card for each family member. Have family members keep these cards handy in a wallet, purse, backpack, etc. […]

Family Meeting Places

If you need to leave your house quickly in an emergency, such as a fire, where would your family meet to make sure everyone got out safely? If you are at work and your children are at school, where would you meet if you could not go home? Make a plan and designate different meeting […]

Shelter In Place

If a hazardous chemical emergency occurs in your neighborhood, the most important thing to remember is to take action quickly – go inside and stay put. This procedure is called Shelter in Place. You can use your entire house or only a few rooms. Make sure you choose an area that has a telephone, water, […]

Make A Plan

Start developing a plan by bringing your family together to discuss potential hazards. Identify the different kinds of disasters that are possible in your area. Talk about how you will respond to them if you are at home, at school, at work, or out of town. Family meeting places — If you need to get out […]