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Emergency Supply Kits

In November and December 2006, Western Washington was impacted by severe weather – heavy rains, snow and a wind storm that most residents will not forget. The wind storm caused extensive and extended power outages. Events such as these are a stark reminder of the importance of having supplies in our homes, cars, offices and at schools to help us through an event.  

Your disaster supplies kit should contain supplies for each member of your family, including pets, for a minimum of 3 days. However, the City encourages you to plan for longer than 3 days. Your kit should include* the following: 

Survival

  • Water - 1 gallon per person per day Supply Kit close up
  • First aid kit - freshly stocked
  • First aid book
  • Food (packaged, canned)
  • Can opener (non-electric)
  • Blankets, sleeping bags
  • Portable radio, flashlight, spare batteries, portable phone charger (pre-charged or solar)
  • Essential medication and glasses
  • Fire extinguisher – A-B-C type
  • Food and water for pets
  • Money

 

Sanitation Supplies

  • Large plastic trash bags for trash and/or water protection
  • Large trash cans
  • Bar soap and liquid detergent
  • (Dry) Shampoo
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feminine and infant supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Household bleach with no additives
  • Newspaper – to wrap garbage and waste

 

Safety and Comfort

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Heavy gloves for clearing debris
  • Change of clothing
  • Knife or razor blades
  • Garden hose – for siphoning and fire suppression
  • Tent

 

Cooking

  • Barbecue, camp stove, chafing dish
  • Fuel for cooking (charcoal, camp stove fuel, etc)
  • Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Paper towels
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil

 

Tools & Supplies

  • Ax, shovel, broom
  • Crescent wrench for turning off gas
  • Screwdriver, pliers, hammer
  • Coil of ½” rope
  • Duct tape and sheeting
  • Toys/Comfort items for children

*Checklist excerpted from the Washington State Emergency Management Division and Department of Health Disaster Preparation Handbook. This is a non-exhaustive list that should be tailored to your/your family's specific needs.

Fire Services
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3650 | F. 425.587.3671