On Posted on November 19, 2011 by genesis to General Tips Importance of Preparing for an Emergency Picture sponsored by www.sismosolutions.com Top 10 “Emergency Preparedness Tips” With the recent natural disasters that have occurred around the world, it is important for everyone to start preparing themselves. During an emergency, you may not have access to assistance for upwards of 72 hours. In order to be better prepared, Genesis Security Group presents the Top 10 “Emergency Preparedness Tips”. It’s important to know the natural disasters that can occur in your region in order to anticipate what your needs may be. Examples of natural disasters include: avalanches, earthquakes, extreme weather, and floods. Create an emergency plan for you and your family. Information to cover and discuss should be: location of the fire extinguisher, the exit route, establish a meeting spot outside the home where everyone can meet in the event you are separated. Also have a list of contacts of who can pick up your child if you are unable to. Practice emergency preparedness procedures such as “duck and cover” (earthquake), “stop drop and roll” (fire), and how to exit in a timely manner. Pets are not usually allowed in the emergency shelters, so make prior arrangements to ensure your pet is safe. Check with your local community centre, and familiarize yourself with the emergency evacuation plan. Prepare a basic emergency kit. Make sure you have water to last three days, non perishable food items, batteries, flashlights, battery operated radio, emergency contact list, first aid kit, and clothing. Replenish the emergency kit every six months. Check expiry dates on food and batteries, and ensure contact lists are correct. Evaluate and make sure your insurance policies are up to date and cover disasters that are common in your region. It is important that an emergency contact list is placed on the fridge and by the phone to ensure that they are accessible. Also make sure if you have smaller children they understand to call 911 in an emergency situation. The key to staying safe during an emergency situation is to stay calm and focused and follow your plan. If you have questions or comments post below and the Genesis Security Expert will respond. Video on Preparing a Emergency Kit Additional Reference Links: http://vancouver.ca/emerg/prepyourself/supplykit.htm http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx http://www.lloydminster.ca/emobroc.html Picture sponsored by www.smithennismorelakefield.on.ca PreviousPrevious post:The Significance of Remembrance Day NextNext post:Holiday Shopping!! Search for: Search Recent Posts Cloverdale Rodeo 2019 Maple Ridge Shelter Community Work The Art of Leadership for Women conference Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event Categories General Tips News Press Uncategorised Archives May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 March 2018 December 2017 October 2017 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 December 2016 December 2015 November 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 February 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 May 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 July 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org Cloverdale Rodeo 2019Thank you to the Genesis security staff that worked the Cloverdale Rodeo this long weekend, great job and appreciate all the hard work. It was so nice to walk the …Need a home alarm? Get a free quote today. 24/7 Monitoring community patrol Guard Services Inquire now. We are here to help!