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Emergency Preparedness Plan

July 15, 2014

When we think of summertime, we think of carefree and fun months, filled with parties and downtime spent with friends and family. While we hope this is the type of summer you and your family will continue to enjoy, none of us can predict when emergencies or tragedies will strike. For this reason, it’s important to have an emergency plan in place for your immediate household and for your extended family and friends.

We discovered this 2013 article, which outlines an emergency plan for parents and their college-bound children, through our Twitter feed recently. While it focuses on a plan for families with children away at college, we think it applies to families with children of all ages.

The five-point outline includes the following touchpoints for emergencies:

  1. Communication.
  2. Emergency Kit.
  3. Self-defense Techniques.
  4. Meeting Spot.
  5. Public Emergency Plans.

In case of any type of mass emergency, remember to use text messages and social media to let family and friends know you are okay and leave the phone lines clear for critical emergencies.

Read the full article and emergency preparedness outline here.

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