The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. This checklist will help you get started:
Ask your workplace about emergency plans.
Consider emergency preparedness for elderly or disabled persons.
Create a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan.
Find out which disasters could occur in your area.
Learn about emergency plans for your children’s school or day care center.
Prepare for each potential disaster.
Take a basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class.
Discuss these ideas with your family, then prepare an emergency plan. Post the plan where everyone will see it - on the refrigerator or a bulletin board.