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Whilst most people have memorized the number to call for emergency services covering the ambulance, fire department, and police there are several other phone numbers you might not immediately think of that are certainly worth keeping close at hand.
Whilst these other numbers won’t be needed in as dire a scenario as when the emergency services are required, you certainly wouldn’t want to be clamoring to figure out what they are when the time does come.
Keep a copy of these numbers in your house (perhaps on the fridge) but also be sure to save them to your phone, or even keep a printed copy in places such as inside the glovebox of your car. Once again, the worst time to need an emergency number is when you don’t have it.
Being locked out and tight on time can be one of the worst feelings in the world. Having quick access to a qualified locksmith can help turn missing keys from a complete roadblock into a relatively minor inconvenience.
Consider adding the number of a locksmith that services a large area, such as Locktech Locksmiths. This way, the number will remain relevant even if you move houses or happen to have a business that is located a long distance from your home.
Having the number of your regular doctor is always useful, allowing you to quickly set up appointments without the hassle.
The numbers of local hospitals are useful to have at hand in the case of medical emergencies where you might not choose to take an ambulance. It can be helpful to also list how far each hospital is located from your home.
For situations where you need medical advice but do not necessarily require medical attention, there are often local helplines that will connect you directly with a registered nurse.
This can be tremendously helpful, particularly if you find yourself or your family afflicted with a medical concern yet are struggling to find the time to make an appointment with the GP.
It’s always important to remain as aware as possible when it comes to the toxic substances that can be found in many of the products you use every day.
However, as accidents do happen, having the relevant poisons information line at hand can help you take the right course of action. Here are a few tips to help you with poison safety at home.
For non-emergency situations, it’s useful to have the phone number of your local police department.
This will be useful when you have information on a crime or need to file a police report. They can also be helpful in situations such as when you have lost your wallet in the area.
Keep numbers for all your relevant insurance agents. This will help you in the case of needing to file a claim or to directly seek up-to-date information on your insurance coverage. Be careful, as some insurance agencies will have separate lines for making a claim and general inquiries, so ensure that you know which numbers are relevant.
Keeping up with the medical care of our pets is one of the best things we can do for our furry friends and how it can best be done is a constant discussion within the household.
Whilst it can be helpful to keep your local vet’s phone number at hand, in the case that any issue arises with their health, be sure to keep an eye out for vets that provide an emergency line or 24/7 service.
It could potentially make all the difference should a time-sensitive issue arise with your beloved companion.
Depending on your area, many regions have several different on-call counseling services, sometimes available around the clock.
Having someone immediately available to talk to when you are struggling with your mental health, or are simply in need of guidance, is an invaluable resource.
There are often many different types of these helplines available, so be sure to research the ones in your area and add those that are relevant to you.
Home service providers
Having the number of your electricity or internet provider on hand can be especially useful in the case of a power outage or loss of internet service it can be a bit more difficult trying to find these numbers without access to your Wi-Fi.
The numbers for your water and gas providers are similarly useful to keep written down in the case of outages or other issues.
This can be helpful to have if you happen to find an animal in need of help or one that is causing a nuisance.
Be aware that there may be separate numbers depending on whether the animal in question is wildlife or a stray pet. Be sure to have both numbers and that you are calling the relevant one in each instance.
This is another number that you certainly wouldn’t want to be caught without when you need it most. Most roadside assistance services require you to be a member or covered under insurance.
Be sure to also add the number of a towing service, although many roadside assistance services will be able to connect you directly should the need arise.
The number of your bank is useful for deactivating lost credit or debit cards. If you are so inclined, it is also possible to make transfers entirely over the phone.
This can be particularly useful in situations where you might have limited internet access. Be sure to have the required materials at hand to authenticate your identity with the bank.
Having the number of a trusted neighbor will always be useful when you are away from home.
Whether it’s to collect your mail or to ask them to check if you remembered to lock your front door, the added peace of mind of knowing someone close by that can check on the home on your behalf is always great.
Whilst by no means a comprehensive list of all the emergency numbers that you could keep on hand, it is a good place to start. Certainly, there are other numbers that would make sense uniquely to your life and living situation.
Be sure to always be modifying your list of emergency numbers and adding to it as is required so that you may remain prepared, whatever situation arises.