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Emergency Preparation: Before an Emergency Occurs

What to do before an emergency occurs:

  • Make sure your address is clearly visible on the outside of your house, and at the street access of your driveway so that emergency services can find it.
  • Teach your children about dialing 9-1-1.
  • Write your address out in large print and keep it near your phone. Even if you know your address perfectly, children, babysitters, or guests may not.
  • Keep the phone at an easy to reach level for kids
  • Keep cellular phones locked when not in use, as the '9' key or emergency button can be accidentally pressed and dial 911.