You might have noticed several small earthquakes in our area recently. If you could do one thing to prepare for an ‘event’, what would that be?
Two critical things to know in an emergency is how to get out and where to meet. A simple drill like this is useful for small businesses and even at home. Yes, schools do it all of the time. When was the last time you did it at home or at your business?
How about with your favorite club or business meeting? These two types of meetings could include people who might find conditions extra challenging and may need a helping hand. It would be useful to consider how many helpers might be needed and who might be willing to help in that role. Keep in mind that elevators in a real emergency will not be available, that quickly negotiating crowded stairs could also be difficult, and you still need a meet up location.
We talked about the need to schedule a fire drill at home. Finally, the day came for the drill. Looking back, it may have been just a bit early to bang large metal lids and yell “fire,” but it worked. In moments, everyone was at the designated meet-up space, bleary-eyed, wild hair, in pjs, and wishing we had slippers on. We got out alive, as one would expect from a drill.
If you can’t do anything else, know how to get out alive and where to meet-up. It is an easy thing to do and you can draw straws for who gets to bang the lids.
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