No one is safe from emergencies, even at home. Fires, earthquakes, and accidents can happen anytime. As there is little chance of prevention, you should always be prepared for whatever will come your way. Here are some tips to have your household ready in case an emergency occurs. It can apply whether the emergency is man-made or caused by nature.
A Fire Ready House
A child playing with matches. A forgotten stove. The list that can contribute to an onset of fire is endless. That means your preparation should be limitless as well. To protect your family against fire, several things should be present: A fire detector to warn you. A fire sprinkler that will automatically activate. A small fire extinguisher if you are on a budget. And your wits to do the right thing in the situation.
Have A First Aid Kit
911 (or whatever number in your country) is the go-to number for emergencies. While they are sending the dispatchers, you should do your job too, especially if someone is injured. A first aid kit in the house will help you stop the bleeding or treat minor wounds until the help arrives. It may take minutes or hours depending on the degree of emergency in the environment, but at least you did your part.
Have Food and Emergency Kits
Canned goods and food that does not easily spoil will help get you through a couple of days. Always have it ready because you never know when an earthquake will strike (or other emergencies caused by nature), making you unable to go out or look for food. Flashlights, candles, radio, batteries, and similar items should also be ready.
Defend Your House
Emergencies are not limited to accidents, snake bites, and tsunami’s. Sometimes it can be the presence of an intruder in the house. Ward them off by installing powerful lights, a good alarm system, and having a baseball bat just in case.
You may laugh at these things now, but wait until an emergency occurs. If you prepare for what may seem like the impossible, should it ever happen, you will always know what to do. Stock your house with these so you can save a family member’s life.