In an emergency most people have two concerns: their own safety and the safety of those they care about. Being separated from friends and loved ones is one of the most stressful things a person can go through in an emergency. And it’s easily avoidable with a bit of forward planning.
Emergencies often occur during the day when people are at work or school. In most instances, meeting at home is the safest option. But if, for whatever reason, you can’t access your home or your home poses a greater safety risk, what should you do? Where should you meet?
It is important here to have a backup emergency meeting spot outside your neighbourhood in case you can’t go home. This place will often be another home (that of your friends or relatives, for example). It could, however, just as easily be a park, a school, or a public building with which your family is familiar.