From Todd: A while back I wrote an article entitled, EDC for Students. The goal was to give parents ideas on Everyday Carry (EDC) items that elementary students could carry in their backpacks to school. Regardless of the items, looking forward to a time when an EDC or emergency plan is needed requires planning on multiple levels. Thinking about the End of the World or the Zombie Apocalypse might be “sexy” to some. But, when we think about emergencies, we should always think about the most probable, common scenario that could affect our community like fire and storms.
Check out this article from Fullt-Time Nanny for some helpful links to plan for these most common scenarios.
You never know when an emergency situation may arise; however, you can take certain steps to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for if and when one occurs. Start by preparing an emergency plan for a fire. You will need to determine at least two ways to get out of every room and pick a safe meeting spot that is away from the house. Practicing your evacuation route with your family will help everyone remain calm in the event of an emergency. Stocking up on nonperishable foods and emergency supplies will help you ride out a storm if severe weather strikes. Preparing an emergency preparedness kit and locating a safe place to ride out the storm are essential steps in getting your family ready for any severe weather – expected or unexpected. Take a look at these 21 blog posts for details on how you can be better prepared for the next emergency your family encounters.
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