Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Preparedness month... day 20

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It's preparedness month! And we’re celebrating with 30 days full of tips on our favorite topic… preparedness!! If you've missed out on any of them, click here to take a trip through the month of September and catch up!!

Preparedness Tip #20
Teach children how to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency. Review emergency action steps with all family members:

-- Check the scene and the victim
--Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number posted by the telephone
--Care for the victim

Help your children learn more about emergencies by visiting Red Cross' "Masters of Disaster."

Although 9-1-1 seems like an easy of enough of a number to remember during an emergency, many of us panic or go into shock, so keeping the number by the phone will ensure that everyone can make the phone call.

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