Do your kids know what to do in an emergency?

When an emergency occurs it can be very stressful on everyone, especially when children are involved.  Here are a few things you can do when preparing your family for emergencies and after emergencies happen to help make it easier on you and your children.

– Talk with your children about emergencies that occur in your community and how to prepare for them.

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– Practice family evacuation drills regularly and talk about why you are doing it.

– Ensure that your emergency preparedness kit is designed to include items specific to you children’s needs

– Remain calm when an emergency occurs to help prevent your children from panicking.

– Listen to your children and address their concerns.

– Monitor your children’s exposure to media in emergency situations

When developing an emergency plan for your family, and putting together an emergency kit it is a good idea to include your children so they are familiar with it.

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