Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Preparedness Tip of the Week - Ice, Ice Baby!

Last week we learned we need to pick a place to go to in case of a disaster in your area. What could we have for this week?

Pick a person!

In case of a disaster or if you are injured or there is a disaster, pick an emergency contact - one nearby and one out of the area. Does it sound familiar?

Let that person know they are the emergency contact for your family and pass their information along to your family members. In fact, go ahead and have them enter the information in their phone... just in case.

For the nearby emergency contact, I have an extra special treat. First responders, such as paramedics, firefighters and police officers recommend that you add your emergency contact as ICE, ie. in case of emergency, in your phonebook.

If something were to happen to you and you are unconscious when paramedics arrive, they automatically check your phone for your emergency contact information. Imagine having to look through tens, maybe hundreds of numbers trying to find your emergency contact. It can be daunting.

You are one step closer to preparedness perfection! Now a kick back to one of my favorite one-hit wonders.

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