The world is a dangerous place. You can be inside your house, but that won't guarantee your safety when an earthquake hits. You can be in school, but that won't save you from a car crash. You can be asleep when you draw your last breath.
The thing about accidents is you can't predict when they'll happen to you. But you can prepare for what happens after them.
Finding the Nearest Hospital
Hospitals and out-patient clinics are not unicorns. There's bound to be one in your area. All you have to do is find them and keep their number so that when you or a loved one requires immediate assistance, you wouldn't have to run in circles. There is also the handy 911 emergency number, which you should have on speed dial. For back pains or whiplash concerns, keep the number of a trusted car accident chiropractor as well.
Looking for Exit Signs
In case there's a fire or earthquake, it's important to get to a safe place. To avoid confusion and aimless running around, check the exit signs as soon as you enter a building. When you know your destination when a disaster hits, you conserve energy and oxygen, which is crucial especially when trapped inside a burning building. It also pays to know some survival tips.
Sending Your Whereabouts to Someone
It's not only nature that you have to be prepared for. Dangerous people also lurk everywhere. Uber has that feature that lets you send your trip status to a loved one. Apple has a Family Sharing feature, in case your phone gets lost (and in case you get lost along with it). Apps such as Find My Friends or Family Locator also exist. There's a reason these apps exist. Use them to keep yourself and your family safe.
Accidents may happen without any warning, but that doesn't mean you will be a helpless victim. Be proactive, and always be alert.