samedi 16 mai 2015

Elements To Consider With A Family Emergency Plan

By Tammie Caldwell

Many people are concerned about their safety and that of their loved ones. Yet, there are three things to keep in mind when one is working on a family emergency plan. It is important to remember to practice, to have alternatives, and to connect. These three things will help in any situation or at least in most situations when a family is in a natural or man-made disaster.

One of the mistakes that families make is not taking the time to practice because they know on an intellectual level what to do. They do not take the time to train their young children how to call 911 in emergencies because they do not think that it is necessary. They also do not perform drills with the family because they believe that they know where all the right exits are.

This is why it is important to practice with the family so that they will know what to do when the situation arises. It is not enough to tell them what to do or to read books or listen to someone say what needs to be done. This means teaching children to how to call 911 in an emergency and having a fire drill at different times of the day so that everyone will be ready.

Another mistake that most people make is not having another plan in place in the event that the first one does not work. Some individuals do not want to put in the effort to have a system that is well thought out in every way. However, if they should take the time to do this it could save them lots of trouble and misunderstanding in the future.

For this reason, it is important to have a different plan just in case one does not work. For example, one exit might not be accessible for a number of reasons. If a particular door that was originally used for an exit route does not work, it is important to have another opening in another area.

It is also important to connect with other people that one might know about in the area where they live. It is always good to have friends or people that one knows very well to help in an emergency. It is usually in difficult times that complete strangers will do the most amazing things for each other. However, one should not wait until something happens to connect with others.

These connections can be made by a number of different means. One can simply work with a community center in the neighborhood that deals with these types of emergencies. They can also talk to professionals in their area about what needs to be done. If there are neighbors that one is familiar with, this is also good since both families can help each other when needed.

These are just a few of the mistakes that some families make what they are creating plans for their safety. In order to create the best possible situation in case of emergencies, it is important to consider all the possibilities that are available. This is where the right kind of research and practice will be useful.

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