Teach your children how and when to call for help. They should call 9-1-1 if you live in a 9-1-1 service area. If not, emergency numbers should be identified.

It’s Scary Simple – Video Series from FEMA

‘Scary Simple’ is campaigning to educate Americans how to prepare for and respond to emergencies. We strive to empower families to develop a plan to communicate in the case of a disaster.

Find out more information on how to prepare for emergencies at Ready.gov.

Choosing an Emergency Contact When Out-Of-Town: It’s Scary Simple

When out-of-town, nobody likes to be disturbed. Setting up an emergency contact for issues that may arise is simple. YouTube, Mar 1, 2017, 0:29

In An Emergency, Text, Don’t Call: It’s Scary Simple

During an emergency, phones lines will be backed up with calls reporting important information. To let your loved ones know you are safe, don’t call them: YouTube, Mar 9, 2017, 0:29

Updating Social Media To Tell Loved Ones You Are Safe During An Emergency: It’s Scary Simple

Letting your loved ones know you are safe during an emergency can be difficult when you’re on the move or lack power. Use social media to send a short and simple message to everyone so they know you are safe. YouTube, Mar 8, 2017, 0:29

Emergency Contact Information Form (PDF)

Click here or on the image below to download, and print an Emergency Contact Information form. Fill it out, and place it in an easy to find location.

Emergency Contact Information Form