Infants & small children
For parents, the physical and emotional safety of children is especially important during any emergency situation.
Make sure you know if your child:
Carries the names and numbers (home, work, pager, cell phone, e-mail) of family and an out of town contact.
Knows emergency procedure, including how to call 911.
Knows where to meet in case of an emergency.
Knows how to recognize danger signals, such as fire alarms.
Visit with your child's school and talk with school officials.
Know your child's school emergency procedures.
Make sure the school has emergency numbers (home, work, pager, cell and e-mail).
Keep information current on how to reach the parent or other caregiver for pick up.
Know the type of authorization your child's school requires to release your child to someone other than a parent.
Also, take these precautions:
Make sure your baby-sitter knows emergency procedures, including contact name and numbers and how to summons emergency assistance if needed.
Limit your child's TV viewing of news and raw footage of emergencies or disasters.
Refer to this page for a list of supplies.