Safety Tips: Emergency Preparedness
Learn about hazards. Find out what the
hazards are in your community, and
do a home/workplace hazard hunt
to make your home/workplace safer.
Secure appliances and heavy furniture,
and move beds away from heavy
mirrors and windows.
Make sure you review your emergency plan with every member of your family, and
update it annually. If you have children, teach them how to use 9-1-1 as it could save
their lives or yours. Run regular drills so that everyone will be able to react calmly in the
event of an emergency.
It is important that you make emergency kits – filled with food,
water, clothing, medicine, money, and other emergency supplies
– for you, your family, and your pets. Every person in your family
should have their own customized evacuation kit at home and at
work. Check your kit twice per year to replace any expired food,
batteries, and medicine. Include it as part of your routine when
you change your clocks, check your batteries and fire alarms.
information in this
When disaster strikes, you may need to access important contact numbers, health
information, and household documents. Keep copies in two secure locations. A safety
deposit box, a fireproof safe, or watertight bags in the freezer work very well.
(Resources from various municipalities)
8 Safety Scene
Fall 2019 Edition: Emergency Preparedness