How Prepared Is your Family for an Emergency?
When Disaster Strikes!
Is your family prepared for an emergency?
Disasters can strike at anytime and when they do time is extremely important. At SERVPRO of North Arlington we understand that these situations can be unavoidable. This is why here at SERVPRO of North Arlington we have provided tips for Arlington families to be prepared for emergency situations.
- Prepare an Emergency Kit- depending on the type of disaster injuries may be imminent. It is essential in the event of an emergency to have an emergency kit nearby. Have your kit made and in a safe location that is easy to access. Your kit must include items such as first aid kit, flashlights, and non-perishable food items.
- Arrange a "Safe Haven"- Plan your emergency exit and arrange a meeting place for your family in case of separation. Be sure that small children are aware of how to exit and where to meet in the event of an emergency.
- Keep Extra Supplies on Hand- If you need to escape your home for any reason and you plan to use your vehicle. In an emergency you may not be the only family that needs to evacuate the area. Have your escape route out of the city mapped out. Keep maps in your vehicle with your emergency kit and extra supplies such as gas, jumper cables,batteries, flares and more.
- Emergency Etiquette- In emergencies it is imperative that your family remains calm. Although, it may be hard to control your emotions in unpredictable situations it is essential that your family is mentally prepared for all survival situations. Prepare small children for what is to come next. Keeping your family informed may keep everyone calm enough to escape emergency. Go over " Emergency Etiquette",to prepare your family for any situation.