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Posted on: February 29, 2020

Are You Prepared?

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Check out the Longview Fire Department’s Emergency Checklist and Emergency Supply Kit recommendations so you and you are family are ready for whatever life brings your way.

Basic Preparedness Tips

  • Discuss with your family and friends how to respond to disaster situations.
  • Draw a floor plan of your home. 
  • Mark two escape routes.
  • Learn how to turn off water, gas and electricity at your location.
  • Teach children how and when to use emergency telephone numbers for help (9­-1­-1 where available).
  • Pick one out­-of-­area and one local family member or friend to call if you get separated when you evacuate.
  • Pick a place and an alternate outside your home to meet in case of fire.
  • Keep family records and other important papers in a water and fireproof container.
  • Make arrangements for pets if you evacuate.
  • Let others know when you leave, where you are going, and when you expect to arrive.

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