Health Tip: Preparing for an Emergency

Don't be caught off-guard

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(HealthDay News) -- Whether it's a natural disaster, fire or man-made activity, you and your family should be prepared for an emergency.

The Red Cross says you should:

  • Understand the types of emergencies that are possible in your area.
  • Develop and rehearse an evacuation plan for your family.
  • Have at least one person in your household who is trained in emergency first aid and CPR.
  • Participate in helping your community prepare for emergencies.

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