Why You NEED
a Family Plan

There is a possibility that you and your family may not be together when disaster strikes so it's important to plan in advance.

  • How will you contact one another?
  • How will you get back together?
  • What will you do in different situations?

Something that will help you determine the answer to these questions if to learn more about emergencies, both natural and man-made, are most likely to occur in your area and how you will be notified. Make sure you visit the Be Informed link on the Citizen Preparedness page. There you will find fact sheets covering the various emergencies that are likely to occur in this area of Colorado.

Something that will also help you in making these decisions is to inquire about the emergency plans at places where your family spends time, such as work, daycare and schools. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.






Items to consider in your
Family Emergency Plan:

  • An out-of-town contact name and phone number that all of you can call and check in with in the event of an emergency
  • Determine a neighborhood meeting place, a regional meeting place and an evacuation location that all of your family members know about
  • Name, date of birth, social security number and important medical information for each family member
  • Address, phone numbers and evacuation locations for each family member's place of work or school
  • Any other important information such as policy numbers for medical insurance


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Family Emergency Plan

Information courtesy of American Red Cross
and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.