Evacuation Planning Checklist
This is a companion guide/checklist to Survival Prepping 101 Series Part 7 Pillar Post: Plan Your Evacuation Measures, Evacuation Plans: GOOD – Get Outta Dodge!
ü Identify Potential Emergencies: Understand the types of emergencies (like fire and natural disasters) that could occur in your area.
ü Designate Evacuation Routes: Map out safe pathways to exits and meeting spots.
ü Establish Meeting Points: Set precise meeting locations outside the danger zone.
ü Assign Responsibilities: Designate individuals for specific tasks like alerting others, shutting off utilities, or assisting with evacuation.
ü Emergency Contact List: Compile a list of essential contacts including family, neighbors, and local emergency services.
ü Notification System: Establish a system to alert individuals of an evacuation (alarm, PA system, or text alerts).
ü Two-Way Radios: Ensure a means of communication among family or team members during evacuation.
Training and Education:
ü Evacuation Drills: Conduct regular drills to familiarize everyone with evacuation routes and procedures.
ü Emergency Procedure Guide: Create a guide detailing the steps to follow during various emergencies.
ü First Aid Training: Provide basic first aid training to family members or personnel.
ü Emergency Kits: Prepare kits with essentials like water, food, medications, and first aid supplies.
ü Personal Protective Equipment: Have items like gloves, masks, and eye protection available.
ü Transportation: Ensure vehicles are fueled and in good repair for evacuation.
ü Emergency Plan Document: Maintain a written or digital plan easily accessible to all involved.
ü Medical Records: Have copies of essential medical records in your emergency kit.
ü Insurance Documents: Keep copies of insurance policies accessible.
ü Mobility Needs: Plan for individuals with mobility challenges, ensuring they have the necessary aids like wheelchairs or walkers.
ü Pets and Livestock: Have a plan for evacuating animals, including carriers and animal emergency kits.
ü Utilities: Know how to shut off utilities like gas, water, and electricity if necessary.
Regular Review and Updates:
ü Update Contact Information: Keep emergency contact lists current.
ü Review and Update the Plan: Regularly review and update the evacuation plan, especially following changes in household or facility layout.
ü Evaluate Drills: After each drill, evaluate performance and identify areas for improvement.
ü Local Emergency Services: Coordinate with local emergency services and know community evacuation plans.
ü Neighborhood Watch or Community Groups: Engage with community groups to share information and resources.
Click here to download the Emergency Evacuation Checklist PDF
I’m the daughter of 2 original survivalists who moved from the north to sunny Florida. My mother, along with her parents, bought 30 mostly uncleared acres in 1938. The first home was made of pecky-cypress and built by a house-raising. My mother raised 10,000 chickens.
My divorced mother met and married my father in 1948. From pine trees on our property, he hand-built a log cabin. He also built a tarpaper-lined 65’x45′ pool with duck pond overflow. We had an artesian well for our water and powering our hand-built waterwheel for the pool. He built a substantial cantilevered roof workshop with a car pit in the massive cement floor.
Since my early teens, I have read a ton of books about survival, prepping, the bomb, an apocalypse, homestead living, and SHTF situations. As an adult, I continue to read sci-fi, survival prepping, and science. I practice a prepper lifestyle albeit a bit modified, read a lot, buy a lot, pack/store a lot of anything survival related.
Read my About Me post for more details on our self-sufficient living. I lived there until I went to college in 1968.
My SurvivalPrepperSupply.com blog strives to educate individuals on coping with natural and human-caused disasters using article posts about preparing for emergencies.