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Many Americans have been watching with growing anxiety as house after house is lost to fast moving flames in Colorado…and we can’t help but think ourselves…what would I take from my house if I was told I had ten minutes to get out?

This is an incredibly valuable exercise to do.  We wrote about this very issue on this blog on February 20, 2011.  I heard from many people that it really made them think.  But the question is…did you do anything?  That 2011 blog can be found at http://emssolutionsinc.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/take-the-10-minute-evacuation-challenge-%E2%80%93-if-you-had-to-get-out-of-your-house-in-10-minutes-do-you-know-what-you-would-take-with-you/

This is your chance.  Learn from those poor folks in Colorado.  There is a fabulous short video on YouTube called “The Ten Minute Challenge.”   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLtrntXifkY

The key messages of the film:
1. Develop a plan – what you take and who packs what.
2. Prepack emergency supplies, records and important family documents and pictures.
3. Prepare a home inventory of all of your possessions. A video or photos to document the inventory is also helpful.
4. Have an emergency contact who is out of the area who can serve as a communication hub for you.

Spend the Fourth of July holiday by taking the challenge!  Protect you and your family now.  You won’t regret it. Let me know how you do!