Disaster  Preparedness Kits

Emergency Car Kit
Keep as many of the items in the passenger compartment of the vehicle while you travel. You may not be able to get access to the storage area to retrieve them.

  • Blanket
  • Booster Cables
  • Candle & Matches
  • Compass
  • Eating Utensils
  • Emergency Food
  • Extra Clothes
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight & Batteries
  • Fuel Deicer
  • Ice Scraper & Brush
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Bags
  • Red Bandana or Flag
  • Road Flares
  • Road Map
  • Rope or String
  • Safety Pins
  • Sand or Litter
  • Shovel
  • Tow Chain
  • Traction Mats
  • Warning Light
  • Whistle
  • Windshield Deicer
Emergency Food and Water Kit

Have at least a three-day supply of food and water on hand. Choose ready-to-eat foods that your family likes and doesn't need refrigeration.

  • Drinking water - at least two litres per person per day
  • Canned food - soups, stews, baked beans, pasta, meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruits
  • Crackers and biscuits
  • Honey, peanut butter, syrup, jam, salt and pepper, sugar, instant coffee, tea
  • Knives, forks, spoons
  • Disposable cups and plates
  • Manual can opener, bottle opener
  • Fuel stove and fuel (follow manufacturer's instructions.) Don't use a barbecue indoors.
  • Waterproof matches and plastic garbage bags
Home First Aid Kit
Create a home First Aid Kit.  Here's a checklist you can use for building your own first aid kit:

  • Antiseptic towelettes Sponge packs Gauze
  • Antiseptic ointment
  • Burn gel to treat burns
  • First aid cream
  • Ammonia inhalant
  • Sterile eye wash
  • Pain reliever
  • Instant ice packs

  • Eye pads
  • Safety pins
  • Bandage scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive spots
  • Assorted pads: Alcohol, Sterile, Iodine Prep
  • Assorted tapes: Surgical, Transpore, Micropore, Duct
  • Assorted bandages: Adhesive, Elastic, Fingertip, Knuckle, Butterfly, Burn
Store these items in a water tight utility box.
Emergency Survival Kit
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Radio and batteries or crank radio
  • Spare batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Candles and matches/lighter
  • Extra car keys and cash (including coins/cards for telephone)
  • Important papers (identification for everyone, personal documents)
  • Food and bottled water (see above)
  • Clothing and footwear (one change of clothes per person)
  • Blankets or sleeping bags (one blanket or sleeping bag per person)
  • Toilet paper and other personal supplies
  • Medication
  • Backpack/duffle bag (or something else to carry the emergency survival kit in, in case you have to evacuate)
  • Whistle (in case you need to attract someone's attention)
  • Playing cards, games