December 2011

December 2011

Here are a few important reminders that with our busy lives can get overlooked until it’s too late. We understand that if an emergency happens while you are out on the road–you can feel helpless. We will try to help you avoid this as much as we can by providing some reminders and tips. We pray no one ever needs any of these tips but we know that some may and with some planning and organization beforehand you can feel more confident that even if you are not there, you can still help your family through the emergency,

Change batteries in Fire Alarms. Check batteries in flashlights at home and in the car, and in your truck. When you need them it’s too late.

Review with your family all emergency numbers—especially young kids. Remember that with cell phones they may not be able to track you so kids need to know the their address.

Again if you have kids talk to neighbors that you trust and exchange emergency contact information and review this safe place your kids can go in an emergency situation.

Be careful of Christmas lights being too close to dry limbs, leaves or pine needles as this may cause a potential fire risk.

Check important documents for safe keeping. This can include lease agreements, auto insurance, life insurance policy, emergency contacts, birth certificates, Passports, Social Security Cards, wills and any other important information.

Review your medicine cabinet and you may need to secure meds that may be abused.

Here are some important numbers that you may need:

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222

Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD

Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE

If you see suspected activity and would like to request increased patrols of your neighborhood follow this link to fill out a Alert Slip for HPD.