Ask one person to be responsible for replacing water every three months and food every six months. Batteries should also be replaced on a regular basis. Tape the call letters and frequency numbers of your emergency alert radio stations (EAS) on the radio and make sure everyone knows how to work the radio and put in fresh batteries. Also tape the channel number of the television emergency broadcast stations on your TV.
Note: Every member of the family should know where the Family Disaster Supplies Kit is located and it should be stored within easy reach.
Protecting Your Children
If you are a parent, don't assume that you will always be with your children in an emergency. Make sure they know how to protect themselves if you are not available to help.
At the beginning of the school year, take time to study the school or day care center emergency protective action plan, and discuss it with your children and their babysitters.