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!