Emergency Supply Kits

Emergency Supply Kits

According to FEMA, emergency supply kits should include the following items:

  • Water: one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation.
  • Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • First aid kit.
  • Whistle to signal for help.
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place.
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
  • Can opener for food.
  • Local maps.

There’s one critical item that most emergency supply kits are missing: Chargers. Try to include a charger for all commonly used smartphones, tablets, and computers.

The very thing that limits emergency guidebooks – their lack of technology – can make them invaluable during an emergency.

Every business and organization has its own unique challenges. What should you add to your emergency supply kits?

Wellspring Info can improve your emergency response plan, boost your OSHA-compliance, and then turn your plan into emergency guidebooks or an app:

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