Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Emergency Supplies Kit

survival kit
  • Portable battery-powered radio
  • Flashlight(s)
  • Extra batteries for all portable electronic devices
  • At least a 3-day supply of water (1 gallon per person per day); store water in sealed, unbreakable containers and replace every 6 months
  • 7 day supply of emergency, ready-to-eat, non-perishable packaged or canned foods that do not require refrigeration - include peanut butter, crackers, granola bars and other high energy foods
  • Manual can opener
  • Clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes for each family member
  • Sleeping bags, bedding or blankets for each family member
  • One week's supply of essential prescription medicines (be sure to check the expiration dates)
  • Emergency heating equipment (used properly with adequate ventilation) with ample fuel supply and fire extinguisher
  • Special items for infants, the elderly or family members with special needs
  • Extra pair of glasses or contact lenses and solution (be sure to check the expiration dates)
  • List of family physicians, important medical information, and the style and serial number of medical devices such as pacemakers
  • Identification, credit cards, cash and photocopies of important family documents including home insurance information
  • Extra set of car and house keys