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EMERGENCIES AND SAFETY

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Emergencies can happen at any time. An emergency is an unexpected event that can cause harm to people or property. Emergencies can come in many different forms, including a terrorist attack or natural disaster such as a hurricane or flood.

It is important to plan ahead so that your family and home will be safe if an emergency does occur. The federal government has a variety of resources to make planning for an emergency easier. You will also find information on what to do in case of an emergency. By planning ahead, you can lessen the impact of an emergency.

In the United States, you can call 911 on any telephone to get emergency help. You should call 911 to report emergencies such as a fire, a crime in progress, or the need for emergency medical care. If someone swallows a poisonous substance, call the Poison Control Center immediately at 1-800-222-1222. Calls to the Poison Control Center are confidential and free.

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