Develop a Family Emergency Plan

Before the Emergency

  • Assess your own needs, capabilities – and limitations – and write them down. Be sure to include your requirements for special equipment and medications.
  • Sketch your home’s floor plan. Mark the safest place for you to be, in each room, during an emergency.
    Include exits, hallways, and alternate escape routes. Note obstacles that might make a safe exit difficult
    and plan to remove those obstacles if possible.
  • Create a network of neighbours, relatives, friends and coworkers to assist you in an emergency. Discuss
    your needs and make sure everyone knows how to operate necessary equipment.


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