Dial 911 immediately if you are experiencing a medical emergency or are in danger, or feel like hurting yourself or others. You can now text your message to 911 if unable to speak in an emergency. More info here.
Go to the Red Cross website for much more information to help you prepare for an emergency.
Make an escape plan and have regular fire drills. You may need help getting out of the house, and you may not know how to escape or what to do unless your mom or dad shows you.
Have a plan for young children who cannot get outside by themselves.
Know two ways out of every room – important in case one exit is blocked or dangerous to use.
Choose a meeting place outside the home.
You and your brothers and sisters should know what to do when they hear a smoke alarm and there is no adult around.
Practice going to an outside meeting place. No one should ever go back inside a building that is on fire, even to save a pet.
Make sure someone dials 911 once you are at your meeting place.
Download the FREE Monster Guard App from the American Red Cross
The fun way to get prepared for real-life emergencies at home. For kids aged 7-11. Available in the Apple Store or Google Play
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