Disasters can happen at any time. If you are away from home do you know where to find safe shelter locations? Do you know what the emergency procedures are for your childís school or for your workplace? Will people who count on you know what to do if you canít reach them?
Know how to make sure you and your loved ones are safe in a disaster, no matter where you are.
Talk to your employer about emergency plans for the building where you work. Think about other places that you and family members regularly spend time, like your childís school. Talk to administrators at those places about their emergency plans as well.
Ways to be safe at work and school:
Make sure evacuation routes and tornado shelter locations are marked on a map and posted in the building.
Hold emergency training and drills.
Help create an emergency kit for the facility.
Know where fire extinguishers and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located.Talk to other people when you are developing an emergency plan for a school, workplace or organization. Get input from people who work there and other people who use the building. It is especially important to include people with disabilities. Think about asking your local police and fire departments to review the plan. Make sure that what you are planning wonít interfere with emergency response.