Thank you to the CDC for sharing this information so that I can share it as well. This isn’t a sponsored post, I’m just sharing information that I think everyone needs.
My 2 oldest boys started back to school this week. It’s been a busy time for us all but it has me thinking about what we need to do. When is the last time that we made sure all our emergency plans are in place and up to date? I’m not even sure. We talk about it but I have no idea when we updated it last. So, everything I’m learning, I want to make sure and share it with you.
Back to school time is the perfect time to practice emergency situations.
What can you do to make sure you and your family are prepared?
- Teach your children how and when to call 9-1-1
- Fill out an emergency information form that can be used by children and caregivers
- Develop a plan to evacuate your home and practice it. Draw a floor plan of your home and if possible, mark two escape routes from each room. Determine who will be responsible for non-mobile family members. Select a meeting place outside of your home in case you are separated in a sudden emergency such as a fire
- Make a plan for what to do if a disaster happens when you are not at home. Discuss where you will meet and who you will contact to let them know you are safe
For more information, head to the CDC’s website to find a Family Emergency Kit Checklist.
- Medical needs: include any medications the child takes on a regular basis, the dose, and the schedule for taking them
- Phone numbers for parents, an alternate emergency contact, and the phone number for the child’s pediatrician
- Allergies – include food, environmental, and medication
- Note any communications difficulties that the child has
- Include any important health history information
Be as prepared as you can be this fall and keep you and your children safe.