Emergency preparedness kit checklist

Your emergency preparedness kit should contain adequate supplies to keep you and your family self-sufficient in your home for at least three days.

Assemble the supplies in an easy-to-carry container and store it in an easy to get to location.

Your kit should contain:

  • Battery-operated or crank radio
  • Flashlights and extra light bulbs
  • Extra batteries
  • Cash or traveler's cheques
  • Utility knife
  • Rope
  • Shovel
  • Fire extinguisher; ABC type
  • Tube tent
  • Blankets/sleeping bags
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Candles and matches/lighter
  • Extra car keys
  • Important papers
  • Food and bottled water
  • Clothing and footwear (one change per person; more for children)
  • Toilet paper and other personal supplies
  • First aid kit
  • Backpack/duffel bag
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties
  • Disinfectant, chlorine bleach
  • Extra fuel for car, stored in a safe place and in an approved container; not a large quantity
  • Map of area and compass
  • Adjustable wrench, to shut off household gas and water
  • Whistle (in case you need to attract attention)
  • Playing cards, games, paper, pencils

For more information on emergency preparedness, call 3-1-1, or consult the Red Pages in your phone book.