Whenever you move to a new city or a different part of town, you can easily become overwhelmed by all the things you have to do. Unlimited Security would like to remind you of one of the first things you should do when you are settling into your new home: recording emergency phone numbers and posting these numbers where they can be easily found. Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time, and you should be prepared if an accident were to occur. You do not want to waste time during an emergency looking for the right phone number to call. Having a list of important phone numbers can help out tremendously when needed. We would like to share with you some information from About Home about which numbers you should record and why.
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Services
You should have the non-emergency phone numbers handy to report suspicious behavior and minor crimes. These numbers are important to have when a situation does not warrant calling 911.
Closest Hospital and Address
You never know when you may have to go to the emergency room, so it is a good idea to have this information handy. You might also want to make a test drive to that hospital to be sure you know exactly where it is.
Poison Control Center
An essential emergency phone number for those with children, the number for the poison control center should be one of the first numbers on your emergency list.
You should not overlook the value of having a good relationship with your closest pharmacy. A pharmacist can advise you on medication, help you with a sick child, and keep you from having to make a trip to the doctor.
Doctor and Nearest Walk-In Clinic
Record the names, addresses, and phone numbers of your family doctor and each specialist who treats you and your family members. It is a good idea to have the phone number and address of the closest walk-in clinic, in case you cannot get into see your doctor.
Keep the phone numbers of your children’s schools handy so that you can easily call to report sickness and to ask questions.
If you have pets, this number is just as important as the number to your family doctor. If there is a 24-hour animal clinic in your city, you should record the address and number of that in case of emergency.
Moving to a new neighborhood or city? Click here or call Unlimited Security for more safety tips you should consider when you move.