There are 3 main types of Emergency kits everyone should have on hand. Do you know what they are and what they should contain?
Whether we are at home or work, traveling, or on leisure time we all need to be prepared for an emergency. Emergencies are never planned. Get Prepared by ensuring your Vehicle and Home have the following kits:
Emergency Supplies Kit
First Aid Kit
Emergency Car Kit
An Emergency Supplies Kit should have the following Items:
4 L of water per person per day, and enough for 3 days
Packaged or canned food that is non-perishable.
Walking shoes, rain gear, change of clothes
Blankets and sleeping bags
A First Aid Kit and and prescription medications. Be sure to check expiry dates regularly!
Toilet paper and other personal supplies
Extra pair of glasses
Battery powered flashlight and radio with extra batteries, or opt for the hand crank ones
Extra set of vehicle keys
List of family doctors
Important family information ie: medical conditions and next of kin
Photocopies of all Identification for each family member
Special items for babies and children ie: diapers, toys, games, bottles, special foods
First Aid Kit Contents -highlighted links open a pdf file
Emergency Car kit Contents:
Battery or crank radio and flashlight
First Aid Kit
Bottled water and high energy foods, nutrition bars
Tire repair kit and pump
Matches and a “survival” candle in a deep can that will burn for many hours.