The most common of all emergencies are medical, fire and household. Having a family emergency plan that meets the needs of your family can help you be better prepared to be successful in an emergency situation. The American Red Cross recommends that families have an emergency plan, assemble supplies, and have a grab and go bag, to be better prepared in case of an emergency. Check out resources at www.ready.gov.
If there were a fire, do you have an escape route, does everyone know where to meet after exiting the building, are your local emergency responders aware that there is a child in your house with special needs? If not, registering your child information in the Disability Indicator Program is the next step. Once registered, a code will appear when a 911 call is received from your home, indicating there is someone in the home with a disability. The form can be downloaded from the State Emergency Telecommunications Board.
When all of these things are in place, you can be a little more at ease knowing that in case of an emergency, you are prepared and your family is prepared. Click here for a good comprehensive plan to be prepared