This past Saturday, the WALLY Team attended
Safe in the Sound, an event hosted by the
American Red Cross, to spread awareness about the importance of safety and preparedness.
We learn how to deal with disasters but we might not be as prepared as we may think! Safe in the Sound taught us how to be prepared for disasters that can occur in our own home. One way to be sure you are prepared for disaster is to make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home and as of January 2013, it is now a Washington State law.
Here are 5 safety preparedness tips for the household:
Know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in your area.
Practice evacuating your home twice a year. Drive your planned evacuation route and plot alternate routes.
Choose an out-of-area emergency contact person. This person should be out of the state and region where you live.
Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and plan to work together as a team.
If you have pets, make sure there you have sturdy leashes, harnesses, and/or carriers to transport pets safely.
We met a lot of people who had already created emergency plans with their own families, but we understand that this can be a challenge. A lot of families are on very different schedules and may not have time to sit down and make a plan together. No matter what, this is something every family should try to discuss at some point.
The WALLY Team had a great time learning more about the Red Cross and how we can all be Safe in the Sound. It’s as easy as 3 simple steps! Build a kit, make a plan and be informed!