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TIP #12:  PRACTICE YOUR PLAN, REVIEW YOUR PLAN AND REPLACE ITEMS IN YOUR KIT ANNUALLY

Now that your Emergency Plan is ready you should test it out.  Imagine that an emergency is happening and practice going through the steps the same way you would in a real emergency.  Make note of items that need to be updated or changed at the end of the test. 

Other things to consider when your plan is ready:

  • Discuss your plan with family and friends so they know what you would do in an emergency.
  • Keep your plan in an easy to reach location.  A good place is with your emergency kit.  Make sure everyone in your family knows where to find it.
  • Once a year, review and practice your plan with the entire family.  Update it to reflect any changes you want to make.
  • Refresh your survival kit at the same time each year, with new food, water and other supplies.  A good time to do this is when you would change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

 

Image of a person standing in front of a question markIf you have explored all of these tips and resources, you and your family are now better prepared for an emergency.  Congratulations!  You should celebrate the achievement of being prepared!

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