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Three Day Emergency Supply Checklist

preparedness.pngIn case of an emergency, the items on this list will help meet your family's needs for three days. A smaller version of this kit should be stored in the trunk of your car. The items should be kept in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers such as backpacks, duffel bags, or sealable plastic containers (like trash containers or storage bins).
  • One gallon of water per person per day (water supplies should be replaced every three months).
  • Food that won't spoil (food supplies should be replaced every six months). 
  • One change of clothing, sturdy shoes, a rain poncho, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person. 
  • A first aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications (replace as directed). 
  • An extra pair of glasses. 
  • A credit card, cash, and coin change (ATM machines will not work during a power outage). 
  • An extra set of car keys.
  • Paper, pens, and stamps.
  • A city map.
  • A battery-powered radio.
  • A flashlight.
  • Extra batteries of all sizes.
  • A whistle.
  • Heavy gloves.
  • A knife or razor blades.
  • Light sticks.
  • An ABC-type fire extinguisher approved for use on regular and electric fires.
  • A water-purification kit or household bleach.
  • An ax.
  • A shovel.
  • A broom.
  • A tool kit (including a screwdriver, pliers, a hammer, and an adjustable wrench for turning off the gas main).
  • A coil of 1/2" rope. Large plastic trash bags. 
  • Tarps.
  • Soap, detergent, and shampoo.
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes.
  • Feminine hygiene supplies.
  • Toilet paper.
  • A non-electric can opener.
  • Plastic utensils, paper plates, cups.
  • Paper towels.
  • A cooking stove, aluminum foil, and at least one small pan.
  • Pet supplies: leashes, food, and water.
  • Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members.

Keep important family documents in an easy-to-access waterproof and fireproof container. Put copies of vital records in a safe deposit box. Consider photographing or videotaping all valuables and keeping those records in the safe deposit box as well.

For more information visit the American Red Cross.


2017 Calendar

911 for Kids Events
911 Heroes Events sponsored by MOTOROLA Solutions

08-14 National Fire Prevention Week
16-22 National Teen Driver Safety Week
Thu 19 Great California Shake Out
22-24 IACP (Philadephia)
23-31 Red Ribbon Week
All Month National Crime Prevention Month

Fri 03 CalNENA Fall Meeting (Palm Springs)
National Teens Don't Text and Drive Week

Sun 01 Kathy Ireland Holiday Children's Celebration (Orange, CA)
All Month Safe Toys & Gifts Month
All Month Holiday Season Drunk Driving campaign

2018 Calendar

911 for Kids Events
911 Heroes Events sponsored by MOTOROLA Solutions

26-3/1 California Chapter NENA: Mission Critical (La Jolla)

TBA Tim Brown Mentor Mini Camp for Fatherless Boys (CHP Academy, Sacramento)
TBA California Statewide Legislative 9-1-1 Heroes Awards (Sacramento)
TBA City of San Francisco 9-1-1 Heroes Awards (San Francisco)
13-17 National Flood Safety Awareness Week 19-25 National Poison PRevention Week

9-15 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
24-26 Navigators Conference (Las Vegas)
All Month National 911 Education Month
All Month National Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Month
All Month National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
TBA Los Angeles County 911 Heroes Awards
TBA Los Angeles City 911 Heroes Awards

Sun 20 Rock It for Kids: Concert Gala (Golf tournament kick-off) (Affliction Headquarters, Seal Beach, CA)
Mon 21 24th Annual Tim Brown 9-1-1 for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
7-13 National Hurricane Preparedness Week
19-25 National Safe Boating Week
All Month Motorcycle Safety Month All Month National Bike Month

16-21 NENA National Conference (Nashville)
15-20 National Sherrifs Assn. Conference (Orlando)
04-08 National CPR & AED Awareness Week
Fri 08 Sun Safety Week
All Month National Safety Month
All Month National Fireworks Safety Month
All Month Home Safety Month

National Fireworks Safety Month

05-08 APCO International (Las Vegas)
Tue 07 National Night Out
8-11 IAFC (Sallas)
Sat 25 CalOES California Day of Preparedness (Sacramento)

All Month National Preparedness Month
TBA Kathy Ireland Mentor Program for Single Teen Mothers (Orange, CA)

IACP (Orlando)
07-13 National Fire Prevention Week
17-21 National Teen Driver Safety Week
Thu 20 Great California Shake Out
22-30 Red Ribbon Rally
All Month National Crime Prevention Month

TBA Riverside County 911 Heroes Awards
National Teens Don’t Text and Drive Week

Sat 01 Kathy Ireland Holiday Children’s Celebration (Orange, CA)

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