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Friday, July 31, 2009

Who are you going to call when an emergency strikes?

Most of the nation is served by 9-1-1 emergency dispatch, but when people in a large area are in an emergency situation that system will be over-worked and unresponsive. Try to think of the numbers you might want to call in an emergency. Create an emergency phone list and keep it posted where everyone can get to it easily if the need arises.

Example of Emergency Numbers for Your List
Any emergency--911
Fire station
Local Police station
State Police station
Local F.B.I. office
Local office of Homeland Protection
Local National Guard
Family doctor
Poison control center
Animal control
School numbers
Local friends or relatives
Out-of-state friends and relatives
Work numbers
Trusted neighbors
American Red Cross
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
State and local emergency management offices

Whom else will you need to call if there is an emergency?

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