Safety Scene Fall 2019 - Page 10

Safety Tips: Emergency Preparedness 1. 2. 3. 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. See Actsafe’s emergency preparedness information in this edition’s centerfold 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. 4. (Resources from various municipalities) 8 Safety Scene Fall 2019 Edition: Emergency Preparedness