#NPM2023 Week 3: Build a Kit

Hand completing Emergency Preparation List by Equipment


#NPM2023 Week 3: Build a Kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for minutes to several days. Based on your situation you may need an emergency kit. The kit is vital to sustaining you and your family after a disaster. Here is a list of emergency preparedness kits you may want to have ready before facing an emergency or disaster. Preparedness kits should be checked at least every six months or when items expired. Kits may not only include supplies, but it may include items like copies of identification, insurance documents, personal contact information, and list of medications.

Emergency Kit

Being prepared means each family member having their own 3-day supplyfood, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Personal Workplace Disaster Supplies Kit

An emergency can happen at any time, such as while you are at work. Just as you have an emergency kit ready at home, so you would want a kit prepared and ready at work.

Pet Kit

Your pets are important part of the family. Just as you prepare enough food, water, and supplies for each member of your family, you would do the same for your pets.

Financial Kit

To prepare financially and help reduce financial impacts after an emergency or disaster for you and your family see Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK).

Emergency Car Kit

Every vehicle should have an emergency supply kit. Kits should be checked every six months, and expired items should be replaced regularly.