Get the whole family involved in your family’s emergency preparedness plan. Review your family emergency communications plan with kids at your next household meeting. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Make sure you are familiar with the evacuation and reunification plans for your child’s school. Know how your child’s school will communicate during an emergency.
- Make sure kids have emergency contacts memorized or written down in a secure place.
- Make sure everyone, including children, knows how and when to call 911 for help.
- Talk to your kids about what to do in case you are separated. Create a family password or phrase to prevent your child from going with a stranger.
- Include your child's favorite stuffed animals, board games, books or music in their emergency kit to comfort them in a disaster.
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