Whether you have a cell phone, land line or both, there are emergency phone numbers you should always have on it. It is impossible to predict every type of emergency that can arise, but you can have the most commonly used emergency numbers to access help as quickly as possible.Write these down and post them near the land line, program them into a programmable phone and cell phone. You will have the help you need without having to search for the numbers.
Having these numbers handy will save time. NOTE: In a real emergency your first choice for an emergency call will still be 911. These emergency numbers will not replace a life-saving call to 911.
The numbers recommended below are not used every day. BUT, having them handy will mean you are ready to deal with an emergency situation should it present itself.
1 ICE: In Case of Emergency
Make it easy for emergency responders to find your family contact when they need to. Create an ICE contact on your phone and label them separately .You could label the as My Husband, My Sister, My Mum, My Husbands Work, My Doctor and the list goes. This will make it easier for the Emergency responders to know whom they are actually talking to.
2 Day Care Center
Having this number handy is important if you have your kids at a daycare center. You may need to call if you are running late to pick them up or if you need to make a general inquiry.
3 Baby Sitter
Having a baby sitter number handy can help if you need to go to a without your child.
I have two hospitals around me and I have their contact
5 Family Doctor
It’s good to have this number in your contact just in case you are out of town and have a non-emergency medical issue. It’s would be a good thing to access your information through your family Doctor. They may be able to give you more insight into your problem by weighing your symptoms against your historical medical files and profile.
This number is also important if you need to book appointment for you or any member of your family
6 Credit Card Company
Having your credit card company’s emergency hotline number handy can prove invaluable. If your credit card is missing, depending on the particular state law, you might be liable for an amount of money spend before you are able to report the theft. Your card company could eliminate that cost if you can make the report quickly.
Baby Sitter: Having a baby sitter number handy can help if you need to go to a without your child.
7 Vehicle Insurance Company Number
This number is pretty much the first number you should call if your car is stolen or the second number in case you had an accident, just after calling 911.
8 Local fire department
Our local fire departments have a lot of information and guides parents on how to properly fix a car seat for children.
9 Local police department
List the non-emergency number for your area. In my small town, the number contacts the on-duty officer directly.
10 National Poison Control
Every adult should have the number to the National Poison Control. Children can get into almost anything. Calling this number quickly after dialing 911 can save a life.
Feeling ill, unable to go to work and need to let them know about that project that’s hanging around on your desk? If you have this number you will be able to call in sick and give them a heads up of where you are at if there is any project at hand.
12 A Reliable Friend’s Phone Number
You should have the number of your reliable friend in case you in need of someone to talk to or you are in need of any kind of help.
Having emergency phone numbers on hand can make the difference between life and death, being stranded somewhere or having a friendly voice on a bad day. Being prepared for an emergency before one arises is the best way to deal with it.
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