Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Mother, father and two daughters at the kitchen table reviewing a map of their house and their fire escape plans.

It's impossible to prevent a random accident or natural disaster, but you still can minimize your risk. Help keep your family safe by developing a family emergency plan so you are prepared for whatever comes your way. Since military families often face emergencies while their service members are deployed or away for extended periods, it is essential to have an emergency plan and assemble a reliable network of support in preparation for a potential crisis.

Look, no one wants to think about worst-case scenarios. However, while planning for the unexpected may not be the most appealing activity, you’ll be glad to have the peace of mind. So, find the time, make the commitment, sit the whole family down and work together to create an emergency plan that everyone feels comfortable with.

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