9/16/2013 - Sept. is National Preparedness Month: Are you ready?

City of Hackensack
Office of Emergency Management


Emergency Communication Plan
Fact Sheet

What is an Emergency Communication Plan?
An Emergency Communication Plan is a way to help you stay in touch with your family during an emergency.

Why should I develop an Emergency Communication Plan?
During a disaster you and your family members may not be in the same place or may get separated

How can I communicate with family during a disaster?
Plan on developing several different methods for communicating.
Have an out-of-state “family contact” that can be called by all family members.
Pick two places to meet if your family gets separated. One nearby and one at a distance.
Develop a family distribution list on e-mail and exchange information on the computer.
Develop a contact list for every family member, including work, school and cell phone numbers.
Teach family members how to access important information during a disaster.

How can I develop an Emergency Communication Plan?
For detailed information check the following websites:
http://www.redcross.org  
http://www.bergenhealth.org/preparedness/index.html
http://72hours.org
http://www.ready.gov

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ARE YOU READY? 

Make a Plan
To prepare yourself, your family, your home, your business,
and your community for an emergency.

September is National Preparedness Month

Visit
http://www.ready.gov  

Click on ‘MAKE A PLAN’
-BE INFORMED
-MAKE A PLAN
-BUILD A KIT
-GET INVOLVED!