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Here are a few things you can do to make sure you and your family are ready in an emergency.
To prepare for an emergency, take time to find out:
Make an emergency grab-bag of things you could need.
If you have young children, there are a few things you can do to make sure they are prepared too. Check that children:
The chances of you and your family being caught up in a major emergency are low. However, it is very important that you have made the necessary preparations to protect yourself, your family and others.
Here are some additional steps and information that you can use to prepare for and emergency.
The Household Emergency Life-Saving Plan is a template that will help you and your family prepare for an emergency. The Plan will let you record potential dangers in and around your home and put into place ways of dealing with them.
Visit the CRF (Cheshire Resilience Forum) website for more information.
An emergency could happen at any time. An Emergency Grab Bag is a useful kit packed with essentials in case you have to evacuate.
It will need to be easily found by all family members, and should be checked every six months. A backpack or a small suitcase with wheels will be suitable, and could include the following items:
You should also consider keeping a special grab bag in your car, which could be extremely useful during periods of extreme weather.
It might include the following:
If you are asked to leave your home by the emergency services, take your complete Household Emergency Life-Saving Plan plus your Emergency Grab Bag and leave as quickly as possible.