Let's dive back in to emergency prevention and disaster preparedness!
Refer to Feeling Safe in a Shaky World—Part 1 to make sure you have taken the first important, basic steps toward emergency prevention and disaster preparedness.
Consider purchasing the Go To Gals Emergency Decals to help you create your emergency plan!
Create an Emergency Preparedness Plan
Request information from the following organizations regarding policies and plans for emergency and disaster planning:
Should a large-scale emergency occur, you and your household members will need to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours.
Roll up your sleeves and dive into these lists! It may take some thought and a little bit of time, but it is well worth it!
You can do it!
Are you Prepared?
First-Aid kit for your home and automobile.
Automobile Emergency Supply Kit for each car.
Home Emergency Supply Kit—make sure to discuss its location and proper use.
Portable Emergency Supply Kit—in case you have to evacuate.
There are many good, pre-packaged First Aid Kits and Emergency Supply Kits on the market. Check the Internet and the yellow pages for companies that provide information and products to help you fully prepare for the unexpected.
If you want to create your own kits, the following basic guidelines will help you prepare the essentials for emergency and disaster preparedness. Follow the suggested guidelines and make sure to update and replenish your kits at least every six months.
1) First Aid Kit
Please note: Ipecac syrup used to be a standard suggestion for First-Aid kits, but it has not been proven to help a child who has swallowed poison. The best bet is to call Poison Control at 800-222-1222 or 911.
READ THE FIRST-AID MANUAL TO FULLY UNDERSTAND
HOW TO USE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR KITS,
AND REVIEW THE MANUAL WITH ALL RESPONSIBLE HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
Add extra Go To Gals Emergency Decals to your First-Aid Kits.
In our next post, we'll finish up on the 'basics' of emergency prevention and disaster preparedness basics.