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11 Phone Numbers Every Woman Should Have On Speed Dial
Having a smartphone at your fingertips can be a lifesaver in an emergency—but won't be much help if you don't know who to call. In some situations, you can't afford to waste a single second. Store these numbers in your speed dial for quick, one-touch resources when you may need them most.
1. Poison Control (800-222-1222)
In a house with small kids, this number could save your child's life. Poison Control also offers important information on recalled food items.
2. Your Utility Company
In the event of a power outage or suspected gas leak, your utility company is better equipped to handle the problem than emergency responders. They can also provide important updates regarding these issues.
3. A Trusted Neighbor or Nearby Friend
You never know when you might need a neighbor's helping hand. Having someone nearby that's reliable and willing to help in a tough situation will bring you peace of mind.
4. A Locksmith
You don't want to start searching for local locksmiths after you've already discovered you locked your keys and groceries in the car. Do your research and choose one in the area with flexible hours, so you have the number when you need it.
5. Animal Control
Your local animal welfare office can help with more than just a stray cat wandering in your yard. Call this number to report wounded animals on the roadside or even report your own lost pet.
6. Your Pet's Veterinarian / Animal Poison Control (888-426-4435)
Don't turn to Google for answers after your dog eats the trash bag and everything in it. Having your pet's vet on speed dial is the best way to get your furry companion the help it needs, as quickly as possible. The ASPCA national hotline for animal-related poisonings could also help if the vet is unavailable.
7. Car Insurance Claims
After addressing any need for medical assistance, your insurance company should be the next call you make after a car accident. If you explain the situation while it's still fresh in your mind, you're less likely to forget important details.
8. Roadside Assistance
You'll realize that membership with an automotive club like AAA is worth it after you get a flat tire or run out of gas.
9. Your Child's School
It's important to know how to contact the place where your child spends most of their time.
10. International 911
If you're traveling abroad, familiarize yourself with the local corresponding 911 service. The U.S. Bureau of Consumer Affairs offers a list of numbers for emergency services in every country.
11. In Case of Emergency
If you're ever the one in an accident, this will help first responders notify your friends or family as quickly as possible. The ICE program urges people to list their emergency contacts in their phone under the label "ICE". Simply store your most important contact numbers as ICE-husband, ICE-daughter, ICE-mom, etc.
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