Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Survival Planning - Family Emergency Plan

The first step in surviving any type of natural disaster, emergency situation or crisis is to have a list of emergency contact information. You will need to know where everyone is at and how to get in touch with them as quickly as possible. The less time you spend trying to locate or contact family members; the more time you will have to get out of harm’s way. You don’t need to re-write the phone book but some simple planning is necessary. Having a “hard copy” list of emergency contact information for your family members will put you ahead of the game because you were ready with the necessary information.

Do you work two jobs? Do you have a plan to get home in an emergency depending upon where you are at a particular time of day? Got children in school? Do you know how to contact them quickly in an emergency? Are you planning to pick them up in an emergency or during a crisis? Or is someone else going to do it for you? These are just a few of the simple questions that can be put to rest with a small amount of advance planning.

It is unfortunate that many people are separated by large distances from their homes and family during routine things such as work or school. This makes survival planning a crucial part of surviving a disaster or crisis.

A good survival plan doesn’t need to be very elaborate. It mainly needs basic information about family members in a location that is easily accessible when needed during a crisis. You will also need basic information about where you plan to go depending upon the type of disaster or crisis.

Download this free emergency plan form to help you get started with your survival planning: Family Emergency Plan.

Plan to survive by having a plan.

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

RW, I need to share this emergency with you

The Grill Sgt.

san5pedro said...

I love fireplaces

Ken said...

...keepin' tabs on this crew is a chore ! but someones gotta do it...

...any tips on a sew in GPS locator to put in their clothes...lol

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 8:30

Thanks for the link.


riverwalker said...

To: san5pedro

Wrong post but that's OK.



riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Those clip on GPS locators don't work all that well in bad weather and can do serious damage to the "trust" factor with the young ones.

When mine were younger, i usually relied on the "line of sight" method...if I could see them, then they weren't in harm's way,

They did like to play hide and seek a bunch...LOL

Thanks Ken!


Ken said...

...(GPS locators was a speck of sarcasm...lol)anyway,oldest girl about to be 18,middle girl about to be 16,the boy soon to be 9...

..."but dad,why do you need to know where/who/what/when ?"
"cause i'm yer father,thats the only reason i need"...lol

riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Teenagers...they will make a true survivor out of you in a hurry! LOL

Thanks ken.


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