Security Tips

Establishing A Safe Haven

Follow three basic steps in setting up a safe-haven in your home:

  • Designate an internal room;

  • Install a two-way communications system or telephone; and

  • Furnish the safehaven with an emergency kit.

It is highly unlikely you would spend more than a few hours in a safehaven; however, the supplies listed below are suggested for your maximum safety. Your security officer can tell you more about how to select and secure your safehaven.

The following is a checklist of possible safehaven supplies.

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fresh water
  • 5-day supply of food
  • Candles, matches, flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Bedding
  • Toilet facilities
  • Sterno stove, fuel
  • Shortwave or other radio
  • Medical/first aid kit
  • Other items for your comfort and leisure–a change of clothing, books, games

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