The health and safety of your family should always be a
priority. It becomes even more so if an emergency arises.
This is true because you may be taken out of your normal
environment just to escape or you may be placed in a situation
that you are not used to.
To help you ensure the Health and Safety of your family
remains good, we have provided many ideas on a variety of
related topics as shown below.
72 Hour Emergency
Kit - If each person in your family had their
own 72 Hour Emergency Kit, they could be much safer and
more comfortable should an emergency arise. Click here to learn more
about 72 Hour Emergency Kits.
Beauty - There
is no law that says that people cannot look good during an
emergency. After all, you might be on the nightly news because
of your emergency. Don't forget to store those things that
would help people to look their best.
Critter Control - This involves
anything that could bother you during your
emergency. Click here to
learn more about Critter Control.
There are pieces of equipment that can help you endure your
emergency better if you know about them and have them.
Click here to learn
more about Equipment.
Fire Safety -
In an emergency situation, you may have increased chance of
fires. Click here to
learn more about Fire Safety
First Aid -
First Aid is the immediate medical treatment given to a victim,
quite often by amateurs (non medical personnel). It saves many
lives each year. It is good for such amateurs to receive as
much training and to be as prepared as possible.
Hygiene - This
is always important, but if it becomes much more important
during an emergency because you just might be living in cramped
quarters, without services you are used to and there may be
additional risk of disease from your new environment.
Below are some ideas about Hygiene for you to
Under normal circumstances, most people have medical needs.
Those do not stop when an emergency arises. Consider preparing
to provide equivalent medical care under emergency
circumstances as you normally do. This means that you need to
look at all of the medical care that you now provide for each
person in your family and prepare such that you can still
provide for their medical needs under emergency situations.
If your living environment were to suddenly change from the
comforts of your home to an outside situation, you would need
to be prepared for protection from the elements and other
hazards. Click here for more
info on Protection
- Since your emergency just might pull you away from your
normal medical records, plan ahead.
There are several different kinds of Records that you might
consider keeping in a safe place as follows:
- Medical History for each person in the family
- Shot Records
- Birth Certificates
- Care Instructions for any family member who requires
- Contact info for doctors of each person in the
- Prescription info for each person in the family who is
- Special diet requirements for any who have such
and Rescue - If you are in an emergency
situation, there is probably an increased chance that you will
either be the searcher or the searchee in a Search and Rescue
operation. Click here
to learn more about Search and Rescue