What should I do to prepare my family for an emergency?

The best time to prepare for an emergency is before one happens. Make sure your family is familiar with emergency phone numbers and your children know how to place a call for help.

During an emergency, it’s easy to become disoriented and upset, so having a list of important phone numbers readily available ahead of time may keep the whole family prepared.

Write each phone number clearly so that it will be easy for children to read. Make copies of the completed list and place it near every telephone in the house, on the refrigerator, in your cell phone and in the car.

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