First Aid Disaster Kit For Your Family (cont.)

Meet with your neighbors:

  • Plan how the neighborhood could work together after a disaster. Know your neighbors' skills (medical, technical). Consider how you could help neighbors who have special needs, such as elderly or disabled persons. Make plans for child care in case parents can't get home.

Remember to practice and maintain your plan:

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Family Protection Program and the American Red Cross Disaster Education Program are nationwide efforts to help people prepare for disasters of all types. For more information, please contact your local or State Office of Emergency Management, and your local American Red Cross chapter. Ask for "Your Family Disaster Plan" and the "Emergency Preparedness Checklist."

For further information, please visit the following site:

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Or contact:

P.O. Box 70274
Washington, D.C. 20024
FEMA L-189 ARC 4463

Last Editorial Review: 5/16/2006

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