First Aid Disaster Kit For Your Family
The information below is modified from that furnished by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States government.
Why a Family Disaster Supplies Kit?
Your family will cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you won't have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you've gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.
Obviously, the types of disaster emergencies and conditions you and/or your family might encounter vary depending on your geographic location. Please consult your personal physician for further recommendations.
How do I prepare my kit?
Place the supplies you'd most likely need for an evacuation in an easy- to-carry container. These supplies are listed with an asterisk (*).
Remember, disasters happen anytime and anywhere. And when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond.
A highway spill of hazardous material could mean instant evacuation.
A winter storm could confine your family at home. An earthquake, flood, tornado or any other disaster could cut off basic services: gas, water, electricity and telephones (for days).
Store one gallon of water per person per day (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for food preparation/sanitation)*
Keep at least a three-day supply of water for each person in your household.
First Aid Kit
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Bacterial Skin Diseases
- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
- Medical Anatomy and Illustrations
- Noncancerous, Precancerous & Cancerous Tumors
- Oral Health Conditions
- Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions
- Scalp, Hair and Nails
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions
- Viral Skin Diseases
- Additional Skin Conditions