Financier Hilt Tatum IV heads iPoint Capital Partners, an investment firm for which he has organized several funds. Believing in giving back to the community, Hilt Tatum IV donates to humanitarian organizations such as the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross has developed contingency plans for many dangerous situations, including emergencies that arise on the daily commute.
Commuter safety begins with communication between family members. The first step is distributing information for reaching transit police and other law enforcement agencies, and designating an emergency family meeting place. Choose a family friend or an extended family member as your point of contact, supplying them with your contact information as well as the phone number and website of the airline, bus, or train company you are using.
In the event of an emergency on a train or bus, heed the instructions of the engineer or driver. Familiarize yourself with the exit procedures and locate emergency notices. When riding the train, know the location of other platform exits.
If you commute by car, learn alternate routes to avoid road blockages. Keep a local road map handy and take along a face mask, flashlight, and gloves.
Hilt Tatum is CEO of Oxford Consulting Group - International business consulting