Emergency Contact List
Guest Post By: Elsie Weisskoff
You never know when an emergency situation might occur. There are many ways that families take precautions, from creating a meeting spot to teaching kids rules to keep them safe. While it’s good to take these preparations, sometimes all you need is a phone number.
To ensure you have any emergency number you might need, We have a list of emergency contact numbers and a printable. Read through to be sure you have all of these saved in your phone and then print out the contact list to have available in your home and car in case of an emergency.
The following are numbers you should have written down or in your phone:
- 911– Call if a crime is in progress, there is a life-threatening event, a fire, traffic accident, hazardous chemical spills, elevator rescues or beach related emergencies.
- 112 – This is an alternative to 911 that is primarily used in Europe. If you call this number in the US it will probably reconnect you with 911.
- Local police department – Good to know for any non-emergency situation that requires police intervention
- Hospital – Having the number of your primary hospital and others in the area can save time in the event you need to take a trip to the hospital.
- Family doctor – This is helpful if you need a personal consultation.
- Poison control – If you think you or someone close to you has consumed something poisonous call the American Association of Poison Control Centers helpline immediately at 1-800-222-1222.
- Animal poison control – Call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
- Veterinarian – Keep your regular vet’s contact information and after hours phone number.
- Local fire department – This can be helpful to find out general fire safety information.
- Water company – In the case of a water line malfunction, this can be helpful to have on hand.
- Power company – Contact the power company if your power is down or you need to report a downed line.
- Animal control – For any injured or sick animals, animal cruelty or aggressive animals, you’ll want to know the animal control number.
- Next-door neighbors – It can be helpful to have a way to contact your neighbors in the event of an emergency.
- Tow truck – Having car trouble? Know the number of a tow truck or your roadside assistance like AAA.
- Insurance agent – In the case of an emergency you’ll want to have the numbers of your home insurance or car insurance.
- Boss – If an emergency prevents you from going into work, you’ll want to have your manager’s number.
- Co-workers – Similar to your boss, you may need your coworkers to cover for you in an emergency.
- School or daycare – If your kid is missing school or you need to pick them up early due to unforeseen circumstances, you’ll want to have the school number.
- Locksmith – After a burglary you may need to switch out your locks to secure the home.
- Local EMS – Your local emergency medical services or ambulance may be separate from the fire department.
Printable Emergency Contact List
Now that you are familiar with all the emergency phone numbers, you can print out this emergency contact list and fill out your area-specific numbers.
Our thanks to Elsie Weisskoff for providing us with this helpful information. The printable version of the emergency contact list is courtesy of Apartmentguide.com.
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