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15 Essential Steps to Prepare for Family Emergencies: Your Comprehensive Guide to Getting Your Affairs in Order

Family emergencies can occur at any time, catching us off guard and unprepared. It's not something anyone wants to think about, but it's crucial to be ready for the unexpected. That's why it's important to get your affairs in order ahead of time. In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to prepare for any unforeseen emergencies that may arise. From serious illness diagnoses to hospitalizations, incapacitation or even death, being prepared can bring peace of mind to you and your loved ones. So, let's dive into how to get your affairs in order and be ready for whatever life may throw your way.

What to do if there is an Active Shooter Where You Are

Active shooter situations are rare, but they have dramatically increased and become deadlier in recent years. These shootings occur in places such as churches, workplaces, theaters, schools, concert venues, and shopping malls. Learn steps for what to do if you find yourself in the same location as an active shooter. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defines an active shooter as a person in a populated and confined area who is actively engaged in killing or trying to kill people. The agency says these shooting incidents evolve quickly and are highly unpredictable.


    5 Things to Do as Part of an Incapacity Plan

    Every adult should have an incapacity plan or estate plan, to prepare for family emergencies and health crises. This kind of preparation is easily put off, until something catastrophic happens, such as being diagnosed with a serious illness requiring surgery. The details of executing an incapacity plan involve gathering a lot of pertinent information and signing applicable legal documents. A helpful resource for family emergencies is one with a comprehensive checklist and a place for personal notes. With the following six items, you should be all set with a thorough incapacity plan.
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