Create an Emergency Preparedness Plan for your Family this Christmas

emegrency preparedness plan this Christmas

This Holiday Season we’re sharing how to make an Emergency Preparedness Plan. If a disaster strikes and you don’t have your plan in place, you can turn things around by following these steps.

Christmas Gifting can be fun but a little tedious and confusing when you do not know what kind of gift your loved ones prefer. 

We have the perfect solution for Christmas Gifting:  Give your loved ones the gift of Emergency Preparedness! 

The past two years have taught us that some things in life are beyond our control. Disaster or crisis can strike at any moment. Though we cannot predict what’s next in store for us, we can surely be prepared for it. 

The holiday season provides a great opportunity to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared for emergencies. During holiday visits, discuss with your loved ones what they would do in case of emergencies. Do they have an Emergency Preparedness Plan in place?

If your loved ones have medical challenges such as a need for dialysis or oxygen or electric wheelchair, find out which of the shelters is designated for people with special needs. Arrange for someone to help if your loved one needs to evacuate, and someone to check if they are evacuated to the designated shelter. 

Create a family communication plan so that everyone knows how they should get in touch if they were to be separated when emergency evacuation takes place. 

Once the planning stage is over, giftwrap your emergency preparedness plan for Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah

Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA suggests these gifts that could assist in disasters:

  • A home disaster kit, including first aid supplies, food, water, blankets, flashlight and some extra clothing
  • NOAA weather radio with extra batteries
  • Enrollment in a CPR or first aid class
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fire extinguishers (for kitchen, garage, car, etc.)
  • Foldable ladders for second-story escape from a fire
  • Car kits (emergency flares, shovel, ice scraper, flashlight and fluorescent distress flags)
  • Pet disaster kit (food, water, leash, dish, carrying case or crate)
  • Battery powered lamps

Another important thing to remember while preparing for emergencies is carrying around an identity card with you at all times. Clocr has introduced an In Case of Emergency (ICE) Wallet – a one-stop solution for connecting with your emergency contacts during a crisis or disaster. 

Clocr’s ICE Wallet allows anyone with a smartphone to scan the QR code on your ICE card and connect with your designated emergency contacts. 

Sign up with Clocr today and create your ICE Wallet Card today!