A 7 Step Emergency Communication Plan
Original article fromNettie David @ www.prepperssurvive.com
In an emergency, the first resource that people WANT is a way to send and receive information. Being connected plays a vital role in our sense of safety and well being whether it's getting local news reports, updates on loved ones, or a way to call for help. Below are 7 emergency communication ideas to help you create a plan for your family. The first four steps of an Emergency Communication Plan fit onto a 8.5 x 11 page.
Emergency Communication Plan
Step 1: Determine Emergency Meet-Up Locations. Have at least two with inside city limits. If an area gets blocked off for a chemical spill officials will let people out but won't allow people to go into the area. If your first area gets blocked off you'll be prepared having a backup location. It is also important to have an Emergency Meet-Up Location outside city limits. In the nonfiction book The Great Fire, families were separated as they tried to flee the city. It took many days for families to find one another. Just to be extra cautious have an Emergency Meet-Up Location outside the state.
Step 2: Have an Emergency Contact List. The movie Home Alone 2 illustrates why this is helpful. In the movie the main character (a young boy) gets separated from his family but has his mom's address book so eventually he looks through it to see who lives close by so he can find someone to help him. Add your Emergency Contact List to your Bug Out Bag and take it with you when you travel.
Step 3: Have photos of your family or emergency group. If a member gets separated from you, you'll have a photo to show people while trying to find the missing person. It also helps to prove who your family is and that you're not stealing someone else's child.