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Family Emergency Kit

Plan Ahead

A family emergency kit should include a number of items such as:

  • Cash - in small denominations and coins
  • Clothing, bedding and sanitation supplies
  • Emergency supplies and tools
  • First Aid kit
  • Food and water
  • Important family documents in a waterproof, portable container
  • Special needs items

The kit should be in an easy-to-carry container and stored in a convenient place known to all family members. You may wish to keep a smaller supply kit in the trunk of your car as well.
 

Emergency Supplies and Tools First Aid Kit Food & Water Personal Items Special Needs

What If You Are Injured?

Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car. 

A first aid kit should include:

  • Antiseptic
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
  • Latex gloves
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Needle
  • Roll bandages, 2 inch (3)
  • Roll bandages, 3 inch (3)
  • Safety pins, various sizes
  • Scissors
  • Sterile adhesive bandages, various sizes
  • Sterile gauze pads, 2 inch (4 to 6)
  • Sterile gauze pads, 4 inch (4 to 6)
  • Sunscreen
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue blades (2)
  • Triangular bandages (3)
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Tweezer

Non-prescription drugs

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