Sunday, December 3, 2017

72 Hour emergency kit

Alberta Emergency Management Agency

Is your family prepared?

If you or your family are caught in an emergency or disaster, are you prepared? Do you have a 72-hour kit? An emergency plan?

Preparedness is a shared responsibility. We know that in some cases when a disaster occurs, it can take up to three days for emergency responders to reach you while they deal with the response and the most critically injured. Make sure you take the time now to prepare yourself with the items necessary to survive for a 72-hour period.

Find a back pack (the ones given at conferences work well!), suitcase, or large plastic container to put supplies in.
  • Water – 2 litres of water per person per day (include small bottles as well in case you are evacuated) 
  • Blankets or sleeping bags 
  • Food that won’t spoil, canned food, energy bars, dried food, pet food (replace once a year) 
  • Manual can opener 
  • Camp stove and fuel 
  • Disposable plates, cups and utensils. Paper towels. 
  • Crank or battery flashlight (extra batteries) 
  • Crank or battery radio (extra batteries) 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Dust masks
  • Bottle of disinfectant
  • Disposable plates, cups and utensils. Paper towels.
  • Lighter and/or Windproof/waterproof matches 
  • Flashlights, Light sticks, Mantle lantern, Candles 
  • Personal care kit (Razors, toothbrush and paste, hair brush, sanitary napkins, etc.) 
  • Extra keys to your cars and house 
  • Cash in smaller bills and change for payphones, vending machines 
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Copies of important contact information include school, family/friends, insurance company, doctors, wills, birth certificates, insurance forms, passports, emergency phone numbers. 
  • Special items such as prescription medication, infant formula, medical equipment 
  • Stress Relievers - Games, books, hard candy. For children: small toys, paper and pen, small stuffed animal. 
  • Whistle 
  • Pocket Multi-tool 
  • Duct Tape 
  • Cell phone charger 
  • Prepaid long distance cards

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