Although calling 911 isn't the only way your phone can be crucial in a health emergency, it's probably the most likely. That's why, as this brave caller illustrates, it's vital that children know that all-important three digit phone number. But what else should kids know, in case of emergency?
Start small by teaching them about natural hazards that could occur, especially those that are common in your area. Make an emergency family plan and go over it so they know what will happen. It also doesn’t hurt to prepare an emergency kit together, showing them where it's stored. Most importantly, acknowledge any fears these talks may bring up and talk them through before a real emergency happens.