When it comes to your home and your family, safety is the top priority. While it is impossible to plan for every possible event, you can take basic measures that will make sure that you and your family can remain safe in case of an emergency. A little planning ahead can mean that your stories of crisis always wind up with a happy ending.
If you have a home that is two-stories or taller, then you need to have an emergency escape ladder on every floor above the first floor. When there is a fire in your home, the stairway may be blocked and make it difficult for you and your family to get out. When you have an emergency ladder on hand, you can safely escape out a window and call for help.
Often times the difference between a small fire and an inferno is how fast you are able to put the fire out. There are so many instances where water is inappropriate to use in extinguishing a fire that the only safe alternative is a certified fire extinguisher. Remember to have your fire extinguisher recharged at least once a year to make sure that it is always ready to prevent fire from damaging your home.
When a hurricane or other natural disaster occurs, the last thing people think about is finding money. But when the morning light comes, it is important to have money to get things like food and water. You should keep a small stash of emergency cash in a safe part of your home that is easily accessible. You should consider installing a small safe to keep your stash safe.
Whether your house burns or a hurricane goes through your area, it may be difficult for you to find food for your family immediately. Instead of making everyone wait until you can secure food, you should have non-perishable food stored somewhere in the house where you can get to it if you need to. A shed in the backyard or the garage are usually structures not connected to your home that would be easier to access in an emergency situation.
In order to protect yourself and your family, you have to be proactive in your thinking. Start thinking about emergency situations and then take preventive measures to keep you and your family safe at all times.