Emergency Information

Content Updated October 3, 2007

Your emergency section contains important information for family members, sitters, and guests for a variety of emergency situations. Make sure sitters, nannies, aids, and family members all know about the emergency section of the notebook.

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Make sure that your emergency section contains at least the following information:

General Emergencies

  • Your home address, telephone number, nearest cross streets, and directions to your home from major roads
  • Reminder to call 911 in case of an emergency
  • Phone number the poison control office (1-800-222-1222)
  • Phone number for your local police
  • Phone number for your local fire department
  • Name, address, phone number, and directions to the nearest hospital emergency room
  • Name, address, phone number, and directions to the nearest veterinarian emergency room
  • Name and phone number of your alarm company (do not write your alarm code in the book)

Emergency Procedures

  • Fire escape plans
  • Basic First Aid and CPR instructions
  • Location of circuit breakers and how to reset breakers
  • Location of gas main and how to shut off gas valve
  • Location of water main and how to shut off water

Emergency Notification

  • Names and phone numbers of relatives, neighbors, family member’s offices, etc.

Medical and Dental Information

  • Name, address, and phone number of family doctor
  • Name, address, and phone number of medical insurance company along with policy and group numbers
  • Name, address, and phone number of family dentist
  • Name, address, and phone number of dental insurance company along with policy and group numbers
  • Name, address, and phone number of pharmacy

Property Emergencies

  • Name and phone number for property insurance agent and company along with policy numbers (auto insurance, renter’s insurance, home owner’s insurance, etc.)
  • Names and phone numbers for utilities along with account numbers (electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash, recycling, phone, cable/satellite, etc.)