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Crime Tracker: Family Emergency Contacts: Do You Know Who To Call?

KHQ.COM - We know 911 is the number to call in case of an emergency, but there is a lot more we should consider regarding our emergency contact information. FEMA encourages every family to create a Family Communication Plan. The first essential step is making sure that every person in the family has access to those contact numbers; that includes the names and phone numbers of the doctor’s office, daycare provider, neighbors, etc. The information should be saved into each person’s phone.

It’s also a good idea to write those names and numbers down. FEMA makes that easy with easily accessible forms that can be printed and filled out. Those forms also encourage families to identify an out-of-state contact and a neighborhood meeting place. For example, if there’s a fire or the family needs to get out of the house quickly, there should be a designated spot in the neighborhood like a tree or mailbox where the family reunites. There should also be a regional meeting place. That way, if there’s a larger wide-sweeping disaster, each family member will know where to go.

Many families have an idea of what they would do in the event of an emergency, but it’s important to thoroughly address the issue at least once a year. Doing so allows family members to ensure they are on the same page. It also allows families a chance to update contact information.

Create your Family Communication Plan here: www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/34330
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