Resources & Tools

The following is a list of suggested tools to include in your family disaster kit to help in any sort of emergency:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Cash or traveler's checks and loose change
  • Compass
  • Emergency preparedness manual
  • Fire extinguisher: small canister (ABC type)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Map of the area to locate shelters
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Medicine dropper
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  • Needles, thread
  • Nonelectric can opener or a utility knife
  • Paper and pencil
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Pliers
  • Portable, battery-operated radio or television and extra batteries
  • Shut-off wrench to turn off household gas and water
  • Signal flare
  • Tape
  • Tube tent
  • Whistle