You probably have a ‘command center’ in your home. A place where you keep your grocery list, meal plan, kid’s schedules for the week, and so on. But. Do you have a family emergency command station? Somewhere that you keep a few forms that could save you some precious time in the event of an emergency. Don’t have one? Let’s fix that.
If one of your kids started choking and went unconscious, would you have a quick form to give to EMS with all of their current medications, allergies, and other pertinent information? This is why you need a family emergency command station!
There’s an Emergency Contact form in the toolkit grab yours today!
What you need in your Family Emergency Command Center
Emergency Contact Sheet
- A list of emergency contacts for your family
- Nonemergency numbers for local agencies
- Your utility providers
- Other pertinent emergency information
Family Emergency ID Cards
One card for each member of your family that includes:
- A recent picture
- Medical Conditions
- Other relevant information
These cards are vital to keep current. If your child goes missing, you’ll want a recent picture to give police quickly; same if one of your kids needs to go to the ER. A card like this is easy to grab and hand to the emergency medical professionals and contains much of the information they’ll need to start helping your child.
If you have a family emergency binder, you may notice that some of these forms are duplicates. Well, they are! Keeping copies may seem silly, but having them in both places helps with efficiency in case of emergency.
You don’t want to have to pull out your binder from the safe when you need to call the power company if there’s an outage. Having all of the information you could need in a pinch in an easy to spot location makes it easier on you- or your babysitter- in an emergency.
There’s an emergency contact form in the toolkit grab yours today!
What you’ll need to create your Emergency Command Center
Your command center can be as unique as you are. You can decorate it up or keep it simple. Your choice!
- Cardstock Paper
- Page Protectors or Pouches
- Laminator or Laminator Pouches
Keep your Family Emergency Command Center private
Putting your personal information on the side of your fridge is awkward. You might not want Donna the doorknocker neighbor to know that you have postpartum depression. I get it.
I keep our command center on the back of a cabinet in the kitchen. It’s not readily visible to everyone that comes into our house, but you know where it is when you need the information.
A family emergency command center is a place that provides you quick access to information you need fast in an emergency. Get started on yours today!