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Make an emergency kit for everyone in your household… even your pets!
Don’t know what to include in yours? Check out our fun and interactive link that will help you your family make one!
Make sure there is a whistle in each sleeping area
If a fire breaks out and you’re stuck in your room, the sound of a whistle will travel much further than your voice, and save you from inhaling a lot of smoke!
Have an emergency meeting place
Make sure everyone in your household knows where to meet outside if there is an emergency. Don’t make it the front porch or fire hydrant!
Make sure that everyone in your household knows two ways out of each room
One way might be a door… is the other a window? Could you make the jump or do you need a rope ladder?
For more tips on how to be prepared, visit us online or call Denise Herkey-Jarosch, Regional Coordinator, NYS Citizens Preparedness Program, at (716) 878-2231 or Louise Porter, Prepared and Ready Coordinator at (716) 878-2230 to schedule a Be Red Cross Ready presentation that addresses issues such as fire preparedness.