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December 1, 2020


In Case of an Emergency: First Aid & Preparedness Kit Preparations

You can never be too prepared. Disaster can happen anywhere and anytime. From unexpected road closures, to severe weather, and everything in between. No matter the season, it is important to make sure you replenish your preparedness kit at least once a year. In an instant, a natural disaster can occur giving you little to no time to prepare.

Here are some suggested items to consider having in your kit.

A list of items you may find handy:

First Aid Kit:

  •          Daily medications you take
  •          EpiPen (If you have severe allergies)
  •          Bandages
  •          Disinfectant wipes
  •          Neosporin
  •          Allergy medicine
  •          Cold and Flu medicine
  •          Stomach relief medication
  •          Pain reliever
  •          Facial tissues
  •          Hand sanitizer
  •          Sting relief or meat tenderizer for bee sting
  •          Anti-itch ointment
  •          Additional set of glasses or contacts (if needed)

Preparedness Kit:

  •          Emergency contacts
  •          Non-perishable food & water
  •          Map
  •          Extra flashlight
  •          Extra batteries
  •          Thermal blanket
  •          Emergency flares
  •          Solar power charging source
  •          Change of clothes appropriate for upcoming seasonal conditions
  •          Cash
  •          Garbage bags
  •          Funnel
  •          Work gloves
  •          Additional boots
  •          Rain gear

Seasonal items to keep in mind:

  •          Sunscreen
  •          Aloe
  •          Mosquito repellent
  •          Chapstick with SPF

It is better to be overprepared than to find yourself ill equipped during an emergency. Check out your state’s Department of Health emergency resource guides for additional resources on Hurricanes, Tsunami routes, Earthquakes, Wild Fires, Flood and more.

For additional resources and items to consider in case of an emergency, visit the Red Cross Survival Kit Supplies.

To check out the rest of the Be Prepared blog series:

In Case of an Emergency: Are Your Drivers Prepared?

In Case of an Emergency:  Properly Prep Your Cab for an Emergency


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