With our easy to read emergency education presentation card, your audience will learn their emergency plan, when to call emergency services and other important safety tips. Preparedness and knowledge are vital whether you’re dealing with a car accident or a natural disaster. Being aware of what to expect during emergent situations lessens typical anxiety and panic responses. This handout addresses what to do in an emergency. Ensure that your audience is educated and ready.
Making the Call.
It’s essential that the public knows when and when not to call 9-1-1. Callers should be prepared to answer the 9-1-1 dispatcher’s questions as well. Most often, these questions are about the type and location of the emergency, details about the emergency and the phone number from which the individual is calling. Finally, callers should follow the dispatcher’s instructions and hang up only when instructed to.
Preparedness for large scale emergencies, like natural disasters, takes a bit more planning and knowledge. An emergency plan helps to ensure that families are all on the same page in terms of procedures and action plans. Emergency plans should include information about home escape and community evacuation routes. Meeting places near the home and outside the neighborhood, handling special needs, and how family members will stay in touch.
In the event that immediate help is not available, families should have emergency supplies kits. These kits should include enough supplies for at least three days. And because emergencies can happen at any time, keeping kits at home, work, and in the car is a good idea.
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