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Preparing a family emergency plan.
Red Cross/Red Crescent --Learn how to prepare a family emergency plan for a major disaster.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the largest humanitarian network of volunteers in the world. Each year, with its 189 national society members all over the world, it works to help 97 million people without making distinctions based on race, gender, religious belief, social class or political opinion. Following the agreement signed with the IFRC, since December 2012, the French Red Cross has managed the World Reference Centre for Disaster Response, whose main objective is to serve as a centre of technical expertise for the IFRC and support the national members in any aspect relating to disaster response. It is thanks to its commitment, alongside that of SIKANA Education, that this outreach programme has been put together. These videos do not replace basic first aid (PSC1): www.croix-rouge.fr Founded in 2014, SIKANA Health is one of 12 programmes created by the NGO SIKANA. It works to distribute knowledge, allowing people to acquire positive life skills. -- From healthy eating to music, respecting nature, improving one's home and learning a sport, our various programmes aim to encourage a healthy, simple life. To find out more about our programmes, visit: www.Sikana.tv To help us translate and distribute our videos all over the world, visit: factory.sikana.tv

Translated by volunteer Helen Moss

In this video, you will see how your family can prepare for a disaster.

Each member of your family should be involved in drawing up the emergency plan.

You should keep emergency telephone numbers next to the telephone.

Ensure everybody knows where the first aid kits and disaster kits are stored.

Ensure you know how to turn off the water, gas and electricity in case of an accident.

Learn how to use a fire extinguisher.

Keep a pair of shoes and a flashlight next to your bed in case of an incident at night.

Ensure you know the best way to get out of your house.

Plan two different routes for evacuating the area where you live.

Plan two meeting points: one near your house, the other outside your neighbourhood.

Keep friends' and family members' contact details to hand and make sure that these people know that they are your emergency contacts.

Teach your children how to contact the emergency services.

How to contact family members if necessary.

How to recognise the smell of gas and alert adults if they detect it first.

How to react if they discover a fire.

Give your children a card to always carry with them with the following information: their first and second names, address, the telephone number at home and at your place of work, as well as the telephone number of two emergency contacts.

For elderly or disabled people: plan a network of people who can help to evacuate in an emergency situation.

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