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Ridgewood NJ, PSEG urges resident to take action now to protect your home, family, or business before something unexpected emergencies .
Build Your Emergency Toolkit:
Keep emergency numbers for police and fire departments near your house phone, and program them into your cell phone.
Ensure that children know how to make a call to 911, and under what circumstances they should do so.
Develop an emergency exit plan for your home in case of a fire. Practice the plan to make sure everyone can escape quickly and safely.
Build your emergency toolkit. Have everything you might need in one easily-accessible spot:
Charged cell phone
Battery-powered radio or TV
Battery-operated alarm clock
Bottled water & nonperishable food
Hand-operated can openers
First aid kit. Check out the American Red Cross “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” for ideas.
An emergency preparedness kit. The American Red Cross provides a comprehensive list of what to include in a basic kit, like important personal documents, medications, extra cash, and more.