Preparing makes sense! The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergencies. We must have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes.
Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense. Get ready now.
Get Connected / Make a Plan
What to Have in Your Head (Household Disaster Plan)
- What to do
- Where to go
- When to act
- How to find each other
- How to communicate in an emergency
- Workplace / School emergency plans
- Copies of plans to all family members
- Wallet-size reference cards
What to Have in Your Hand (Personal Go Bag)
- A backpack filled with items needed when you must evacuate immediately
- Copies of important documents
- Emergency cash, ATM cards
- Food and water
- First-Aid kit and medications
- Flashlight and Radio
- Other necessary items
What to Have in Your Home (72 Hour Emergency Supply Kit)
- Water (1 gal/day for each person)
- Food (non-perishable, can opener if necessary)
- First-aid, medications, and bleach
- Flashlight and Radio (extra batteries)
- Extra clothing, blankets
- Sturdy shoes, gloves
- Personal needs (infants, elderly)
- Other supplies and tools
- Customize your kit to fit the needs of your household.
- Store in a portable container (duffel bag, plastic tote, etc.)
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