BE INFORMED, BE WARNED, BE PREPARED:   BEFORE, DURING and AFTER an EARTHQUAKE

Emergency Contact Plan & Things to Remember

Emergency Contact plan 

  • Make sure each family member knows what to do if they are separated from the other members of the family.
     
  • Select an a person in another area that would be notified about the family's status. This contact should also agree to pass on news to other family members if individuals get separated. Each person should memorize this person's phone number and address and keep it with them at all times. 
     
  • Agree on an alternate meeting place. 
     
  • Know the emergency plans for the school your children attend. 

Things to remember:

  • Rely on emergency authorities for guidance. 
     
  • Listen to radio or television for instructions from authorities. after the earthquake. 
     
  • Emergency phone numbers are found on the inside cover of most telephone books. Phone them only in an extreme emergency. However, your telephone may not work after an earthquake, or it may take a while to get a dial tone. 
     
  • Learn how to shut off the utilities in your home - gas, electricity and water.
     
  • Make sure everyone knows how to use a fire extinguisher. 
     
  • Take a first-aid course, learn CPR. 
     
  • Know the emergency plan for the school your children attend. 
     
  • Share your emergency plan with neighbours.

Copyright: A. Makarow 1998 - Revised September 17, 2008