September is National Preparedness Month and PhotonBuzz.com is encouraging our community and everyone to Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved.
All of these items are important, but if you have time to complete just one thing this month to prepare for an emergency, make an emergency communication plan. This task alone is one of the most critical steps you need to take in being ready for an emergency to your home...yes, even more important then purchasing a portable solar product for your emergency kit from our store.
You need to figure out how you will stay in touch and find each other if a situation should occur in your home or business, because the most important thing you’ll want to know in an emergency is that your family is okay. Putting a plan together will be an important first step in preparing yourself in a time of emergency and your entire family can be part of it.
Find out more about how to prepare and ways to improve your chances of making it through an emergency or disaster, please take a look at the following websites and resources. You can read about emergency preparation plan and putting together your own emergency kit for the types of emergencies you face.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (http://www.fema.gov)
Center for Disease Control (http://emergency.cdc.gov/)
Preparing for emergencies can actually be a fun activity involving the whole family. From getting kits ready to making plans for communication, the time spent preparing will be well worth it if it should ever be needed. It only needs to take an hour or two to prepare a kit and make sure each family member knows what to do in an emergency situation.
The fact is that police, fire, and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care; the more people who are prepared, the quicker community recovery will be.
Feel free to comment on this as we would love to hear your comments and suggestions on how you are prepared, solar products you have found useful, and tips and tricks you've learned from being in a disaster or emergency situation.