Build or purchase an emergency kit that contains: food, water, a flashlight, a radio, extra batteries, a whistle, a dust mask, extra medicine, and any special items you need (e.g. glasses, hearing aids, batteries).
2. Create a Support Network
Make a list of family and friends who can provide support and assistance in cases of medical emergencies, evacuations, etc.
3. Develop a Communications Plan
Add phone numbers to 3 above and share with everyone on the list. Plan who will call whom.
4. Develop a Fire Safety Plan
Plan two ways out of every room and how to exit your home safely.
5. Share Your Plans with Your Support Group
Keep your support group informed of your plans, the location of your emergency kits and emergency information, and any changes that you make.
6. Secure Furniture
Secure tall furniture to prevent pieces from falling on top of you and/ or blocking exits.
7. Install Smoke Alarms
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, especially near sleeping areas. It is recommended that you test smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries at least once a year (during time change for example).