Over the past few months, the topic of preparing and being prepared for emergencies has become a greater discussion in our family. Savannah and Joe are both old enough to handle instruction and hopefully follow through when an emergency happens.
Sitting the kids down and talking about the different scenarios – or acting out what an emergency may be like, reminds me of doing the same thing with my parents. I recall my parents showing me the quickest exit to escape should a fire start in our home. In fact, I remember my father doing that regardless of what building or home we were in. I think he is eternally resolved to be ready.
One of our resolutions in 2014 is to be better prepared for emergencies. As we move into the new year with a stronger resolve to be ready for emergencies – we invite you to join us in reminding others of the importance of being prepared! Click the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Resolve To Be Ready Thunderclap to promote a message of preparedness on your social media channels on New Year’s Day 2014. Also, use the hashtag #Prepared2014 whenever you discuss family preparedness on Twitter.
Make sure your family knows who to call, where to meet and what to pack in the event of an emergency. By making a resolution to take a few simple steps to prepare in advance, you can minimize the impact an emergency could have on your family, home or community. Ready.gov/kids has all the info you need to start the conversation with your family including age-appropriate materials, template communications plans, emergency kit checklists and disaster fact sheets.
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