Below I've created a free printable emergency contact list form you can fill out and place in a visible location for everyone to reference as needed.
I think in general this form is pretty self-explanatory. When an emergency has occurred it is not the time to frantically try to search through lots of papers or scroll through your phone trying to find the right phone number or other information that you need.
Plus, even if you know this information not everyone in your home necessarily does. This especially goes for people visiting your home, such as babysitters or other guests.
That's why at the top of the form I've provided a space for you to fill out the basic information about your home that an emergency responder might need to know, like your phone number and address, plus a place for simple directions to tell someone how to get to the home.
Once you've filled out the form I suggest you place a copy in a central location, close to a telephone, perhaps stuck on a bulletin board or other family message center.
Additional places you should keep a copy of this form include:
I've designed this form to be used while we're working on the Organizing Contact Information Challenge, which is part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge.
Click here to get your printable
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I mentioned above that you should place a copy of this filled out form in a couple places, but a reader, Candace, sent in this photo of her emergency contact information that she displays by her phone.
She said, "Here is mine. I've had it up for several years.
As you can see, this isn't my form since she'd already done this mission before I suggested it, but hey, you get the idea!
Along with having this printable form, many first responders and emergency personnel are trained to look for ICE (stands for "In Case of Emergency") information on your smart phone.
Therefore, you should also include this vital information in your phone and/or your wallet.
Here's my article on how to add this information to your phone, using an ICE app, which allows the information to be seen even on the locked screen of your phone, because there may be emergencies where you cannot provide first responders with your pass code to get into the contacts information on your phone.
Once you declutter one type of item in your home I bet you'll want to declutter some more. After all, decluttering gives you a great reward for even a small investment of time and energy.
The Declutter 365 system is designed to help you declutter, over the course of a year, your entire house, with just 15 minutes of decluttering each day!
Hundreds of thousands of people use this proven system to get rid of their clutter, and bring peace and calm back to their homes.
Declutter 365 works to guide you to clear the clutter without overwhelm, focusing on just one small area at a time, and without making a huge mess in the process, so you see consistent forward progress without all that "messy middle" that makes it even harder to function in your home than before you started.
In addition to building a daily decluttering habit, the Declutter 365 program, along with the accompanying 52 Week Organized Home Challenge, teaches you the skills, habits, routines, and mindsets necessary to maintain the clutter free and organized state of your home from now on, so it'll never be as messy and cluttered as it is right now, ever again.
If you haven't already, make sure to get your copy of this year's Declutter 365 annual calendar here (it's FREE!), find today's date, and do 15 minutes of decluttering on the day's mission. Then, repeat again tomorrow, and again and again. Over the course of the next year, if you do this 15 minutes per day, you'll declutter your whole house!
Here are several additional articles and printables on the site that you may find helpful:
Emergency Supply List For 72 Hour Kit
Important Contact List Template
Home Inventory Forms
I would love to hear from you, sharing your thoughts, questions, or ideas about this topic, so leave me a comment below. I try to always respond back!