Family Emergency Plan

Prepare Your Home
Prepare Your Boat

Phone numbers

Post emergency numbers in a central place where they won't be missed. Include the numbers for police, fire, poison control, school, work, childcare, and important relatives. Include your home address for quick reference since emergency responders will need to know where to find you. Make sure your children know their last name, address, and phone number

Emergency contacts- Since it's often easier to call long distance during an emergency, pick an out-of-state relative as your family's emergency contact

Escape routes

Go through each room of your home and plan the quickest and safest escape route. Make sure each member of your family knows the plan for each room and how to put that plan into action should they need to make a quick escape. Designate a shelter area if you can't escape. Rooms without windows are best

Emergency meeting spots

Choose three spots, just to be on the safe side---one near your home in case of a fire, one outside your neighborhood (such as a fire station or relative's home), and one out-of-town location in case you need to evacuate.

Community Connect

Make sure your home and residence information is updated on Community Connect. For more information, please visit the Community Connect website.

Pet plan

If your family has pets, make sure your emergency plan also includes a plan for your four-legged family members. Make sure you have any necessary pet carriers and plenty of food and water on hand to take with you.

Important Documents 

Put your important documents in a fireproof box and copies of your important documents in a waterproof plastic bag in your "go bag."

Go Bag

Put copies of all the planning documents in your "go bag" for reference during an emergency