Disaster can strike at any time and you can be prepared! Since September is National Preparedness Month, make and practice your plan with your family.
Gather together and ask yourselves these important questions:
- How will you know when an emergency strikes?
Make sure all family members with a smartphone have Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) on their device. The alerts you should have on your phone are:
- Extreme Weather Alerts (Download weather app)
- Amber Alerts (Enable setting on device)
- Presidential Alerts (Download IPAWS app)
- Where will you go during an emergency?
The safest places to go can differ depending on what type of emergency you are dealing with. You’ll want to be well informed about what shelter to take for each emergency. If you are in need of the help from a mass care shelter you can find your nearest one by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 43362 (4FEMA) or visiting DisasterAssistance.gov
- How will you safely evacuate during an emergency?
Know what types of disasters are likely in your community and learn the local evacuation plans for each disaster. Familiarize yourself with alternate routes out of your area and be sure to follow the instructions of local officials.
When you become an owner of an AED, you must make and practice a plan to follow during emergencies. Just like you prepare your home with a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, and other emergency supplies you need to prepare your AED. AccuTrack is a program that will keep you and your AED prepared for an emergency. You wouldn’t let your emergency supplies for your home expire. Similarly, AccuTrack helps keep you accountable so that your AED supplies don’t become expired. To learn more about AccuTrack visit our website by following the link below! If you have questions about AccuTrack leave us a comment, give us a call at 855-873-8503, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org