Accidents, mishaps, strokes, natural or manmade disasters can take place at any moment without prior notice. Such incidents might seriously or mildly injure people or put them in the harm’s way. In cases of medical emergency, only nearby people who are strangers can help in conducting the first aid, life-saving procedure such as CPR or contacting medical centers and doctors. For such problems, one should always carry an Emergency Contact List with them so that someone can do the needful contacting. In incidents of extortion, robbery, armed terrorists or kidnapping, people might find themselves in unusual situations and need to contact authorities to come for their safety. In situations of danger to live, one might need an Emergency Contact List to contact police or rescue centers. In addition to this, many people suffer from depression or mental disorders and can become unstable at any time, thereby becoming a potential danger to their own life or other’s lives. Such situations demand to have emergency contact numbers.
For parents leaving the house on the responsibility of kids, it is imperative to have an Emergency Contact List placed in a location where everyone can view it, for instance, on the refrigerator, by the mantle, on the door of a room, etc. Additionally, parents hire babysitters at times and should provide them with not only their contact details but emergency numbers as well. Such list would include numbers of the parents, family doctor, dentist, local police, closest hospital, neighbors, close relatives, etc.
When preparing an Emergency Contact List, include the most important people in your lives such as the spouse, children, parents, close friends, co-worker, family doctor, etc. As people often carry a mobile phone with them at all times, they should save emergency numbers of authorities as well as the number to contact in case of emergency on it.