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Protecting What Matters: The Emergency Plan Every Parent Needs Before School Starts

8/8/2023 (Permalink)

girl at bottom of blue slide smiling with thumbs up Does your child know what to do?

Do You Have a Back-to-School Family Emergency Plan?

No one likes to think that an emergency could happen to them, but the reality is that disaster can happen anytime, anywhere, including while your child is at school.

Even if you never end up needing your family emergency plan, it's best to be prepared—just in case. Having a detailed plan in place will give you everyday peace of mind, and—in the event of an emergency—could save lives.

Emergency Contacts

  1. List 1-3 trusted emergency contacts who can pick up your child from school if you are unable to do so.

  2. Confirm their availability and willingness to be emergency contacts.

  3. Teach your child how to contact each person by phone.

  4. Familiarize your child with each contact's appearance and vehicle.

Communicate with the School

  1. Keep school up-to-date with who is allowed to pick your child up.

  2. Provide correct contact information and identification for their records.

  3. Inquire about the school's policies for emergency situations and designated pick-up areas.

Alternative Drop-Off Locations

  1. Establish an alternative drop-off location in case emergency contacts cannot be reached promptly.

  2. This location could be a trusted friend or family member's house, or another secure spot.

  3. Familiarize your child with the alternate location's address and phone number to accurately guide authorities there.

Re-Evaluate Each Year

As your child ages, changes schools, or your family moves, it's smart to update your plan annually. 

Although we hope your family never experiences an unexpected disaster, if you do, SERVPRO® is available 24/7/365 for emergency service. Learn more here. Your family's safety and preparedness are paramount, and having a well-structured emergency plan is a crucial step in ensuring their protection.

Married Couple Celebrates 20 Years at SERVPRO

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

Debra and Chuck Tucker, SERVPRO of Bartlett/Cordova employees dressed in holiday attire posing for photo SERVPRO of Bartlett/Cordova employees, Debra and Chuck, celebrate 20 years with SERVPRO

Congrats to the Tuckers!

SERVPRO of Bartlett/Cordova employees celebrate their 20th work anniversary

November is a very special month for our SERVPRO of Bartlett/Cordova family this year because we are celebrating the 20th work anniversaries of our very own dynamic duo, Debra and Chuck Tucker!

Debra was just 19 when she joined the SERVPRO family, not knowing that her second job ever would change her life so dramatically. After 4 years of working together and 2 years of dating, she and Chuck married. She says, “What I found in those early years was stability and a family that I had so desperately longed for. It didn’t matter that the job wasn’t the easiest or cleanest—man, I don’t miss those early years in production!—because I was waking up every day ready to see my workplace family.”

Chuck and Debra have seen the industry and company change many times in the past 20 years. They've seen technological advances, new ownership, staff changes, and still, amidst the changes, Debra sees consistency and compassion. "What I...see is a group of people who clock in every day, ready to give 100% to this family they love, and that is exactly what SERVPRO of Memphis is!"

Both Chuck and Debra agree that working alongside a spouse is not for the faint of heart, but say their relationship has been strengthened by it - the two are inseparable. The Tuckers have 2 incredible boys, Grayson and Landon, who are their world and who keep life entertaining.

As a company, we are so grateful for the Tuckers, their hard work, dedication, and loyalty to SERVPRO and our customers. Debra currently serves as our Lead Job File Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, while Chuck serves as Production Manager. Congrats to them both for this major accomplishment!