- Most disasters do not make national headlines.
- Neither government nor voluntary emergency response organizations can be everywhere helping everyone who needs assistance immediately following a disaster.
- There are preparedness actions people can take to increase their chances of survival and ability to cope in a range of disaster situations.
- As individual citizens, families, and neighborhoods are always the first in line of protection in a disaster, it is the responsibility of the people to learn about the hazards they face and how to prepare for them.
- A prepared family can reduce fear, panic, inconvenience, and losses surrounding disaster. They can change each other's lives.
Your Family Emergency Action Plan Will:
- Help you develop an emergency plan showing family members how to get out of the house in case of a fire
- Assist you in identifying who to contact and where to go in case of an emergency
- Explain how to provide for your family in case you are trapped in your car, asked to evacuate your residence, or compelled to stay in your home for an extended period of time.