“One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared.”
As an active Sanpete County Search and Rescue member and a volunteer firefighter, I believe everyone needs to be prepared for any emergency that may come their way. To help you prepare, I welcome you to use my ultimate homeowner emergency contact list. Just fill in the appropriate phone numbers so you are prepared to help protect your property and family if the need arises.
Why Use a Homeowner Emergency Contact List?
I know what you’re thinking! Dave, it’s not that hard to look up a phone number when I need it.
That is true, but you never know what situation you will be in when you need emergency contact information. Time is important in any crisis. You may not be at home where the numbers are conveniently posted on the fridge when you need them. You might not have internet access when you need help the most.
Therefore, I encourage you to use the list below to make your own ultimate homeowner emergency contact list. Keep it on the fridge, in the car, in your wallet, or even saved in a PDF on your smartphone. Then you will have the information you need no matter where you are when emergency strikes.
My Homeowner Emergency Contact List
Everyone uses different services, so please use what you need as it pertains to you. If you skip to the bottom, you can download this list and modify it as you see fit.
Make sure all these items are on your list if they apply to you:
- 911 for most emergencies
- Poison Control Center for your area
- Fire Department (non-emergency)
- Sheriff’s Department (non-emergency)
- Police Department for your city (non-emergency)
- State Highway Patrol
Home Related Emergency Contact Information
- Water Company
- Gas Company
- Electric Company
- Telephone Company
- Home Security Company
- Home Warranty Company: include name, email, phone and policy number
- Homeowners’ Association
- Homeowner Insurance Company: include phone, email and policy number
- Emergency Plumbing Services
- Septic Tank Services Company
- Heating and A/C Repair Company
- Local Locksmith Company
- Nearby Neighbor
- Mortgage Lender
- Bank or Credit Union
Family Member Emergency Contact Information
- A list of family members or tenants living on the property should include:
- Full Name
- Work and Mobile Phone Numbers
- Email (many people see emails before they answer phones calls)/li>
- Work Address and Company Name
- Next of Kin or In Case of Emergency Contact Person (ICE)
- Primary Care Physician
- Health Insurance Provider: include phone, email and policy number
- Medication that the person takes on a regular basis
- List of allergies
- Closest Emergency Room/Hospital phone number and address
- Urgent Care Clinic
- Dentist Office
- Pharmacy that you normally send prescriptions
- Veterinary Clinic
- Nannies or Caregivers
Automotive Contact Information
- Roadside Assistance
- Auto Insurance: include claims phone number and policy number
- Trusted Mechanic
- Auto Finance Company
- Credit Card Companies: Include number to call for lost or stolen card. Bonus points if you photo copy all the documents in your purse or wallet so you know what you’ve lost if documents get misplaced.
- Add an ICE contact to your mobile phone with your emergency contact person’s information.
- Designate a meetup emergency spot for all family members nearby in case the home is unsafe.
No matter what little or big emergencies life brings us, a little preparation goes a long way. Make sure to add all your data to the spreadsheet linked below, and make sure everyone in the family has access to it.
Did I miss something for the list? I would love to hear any suggestions for additions in the comments.