What is an EIS or ECC?
Both are in case of a crisis, emergency or disaster. The only difference is that one contains more information than the other. This additional information is not only for you, it is also in case you are unconscious.
An EIS or Emergency Information Sheet, is a sheet of paper containing basic vital information on YOU. It holds your personal contact information, emergency contacts information, your medical information, rendezvous locations (public knowledge only, not private household) and any information on your pets.
This sheet of paper can be found in paper size for Documentation Books or the paper can be folded to, almost a credit card size, for easy “storing”.
An ECC or Emergency Contact Card, is a credit card sized Identification card that contains your basic information, emergency contacts and some even have your vehicle and health care insurance providers and or policy numbers.
Do I need an EIS or an ECC?
If your immediate family and or closest friends are scattered around the city, state or country, etc.; an EIS is better suited to your needs than an ECC.
Who Should Have One and Where Should It Be?
Every family household member should have at least one each. These can be kept in wallets, purses, glove boxes, go-bags, documentation books, briefcases, diaper bags, pet backpacks or go-bags, boat tool box and the like.
You can store and protect it from the wear by placing in a freezer grade zip lock bag or add to your ID or passport cases.
Where can I find these forms?
Many web sites, including insurance companies and government sites, as well as quite a few preparedness sites, have downloadable PDF’s for Emergency Contact Cards. Some sites have Emergency Communication Cards or Sheets and some have various Emergency Information Sheets.
Now that my emergency contacts are scattered all over the place, local to international, my family and I utilize an Emergency Information Sheet that I created that folds into slightly larger than a credit card in size. My adult children and I keep one in our wallets, purse, glove box, go-bags and in our Documentation Books.
Since my Preparedness Plan and drills have me locating the Key Crisis Assessment Questions as the first step immediately following a crisis, I also have these questions on this sheet. Nothing like everything in one place for quick and easy access during a crisis!
Here are some links to these various forms, including the EIS my family and I use:
- To see more detail on the different cards see: EIS-Emergency Information Sheet or ECC-Emergency Contact Card? http://www.scribd.com/doc/51414077/EIS-Emergency-Information-Sheet-or-ECC-Emergency-Contact-Card
- EIS – Emergency Information Sheet http://www.scribd.com/doc/51411885/EIS-%E2%80%93-Emergency-Information-Sheet
- ECC Family Communication http://www.mdod.maryland.gov/uploadedFiles/MDOD/Resources/Emergency_Preparedness/related_publications/Communication%20card.pdf
- Family Emergency Plan Child http://www.ready.gov/america/_downloads/fep_download/FamEmePlan_Child.pdf
- Family Emergency Plan http://www.ready.gov/america/_downloads/EmergencyPlan_REV6.pdf
- Emergency Contact Card http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/ECCard.pdf
- Emergency Communication Cards for Your Family http://www.homesafetycouncil.org/AboutUs/Programs/pdfs/pr_freddie_p007.pdf
- Emergency Plan Cards http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/Research/GR/hand/e/Family_Plan_Cards.pdf
- Emergency Reference Card http://www.justincasearizona.com/resources/DHS00075%20RefSheet.pdf
- Emergency Plan Cards http://www.texasprepares.org/English/emergency_plan-cards.pdf Emergency Wallet Cards Only http://www.texasprepares.org/English/wallet_cards.pdf
- Emergency Contact Card http://www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_preparedness/Emergency_Contact_Card.pdf
- Family Communications Plan http://www.ready.gov/america/_downloads/family_communications_plan.pdf
- Pets Emergency ID Cards http://www.2ndchance4pets.org/idcards.pdf
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