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Emergency Supply Kits

Your disaster supply kit should contain supplies for each member of your family, including pets, for a minimum of 2 weeks. Your kit should include* the following: 


  • Water - 1 gallon per person per day Supply Kit close up
  • First aid kit
  • 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
  • Cash - small bills
  • Copies of important documents (ID card, insurance policy, birth certificates) 
Sanitation Supplies
  • Large plastic trash bags for trash and/or water protection
  • Large trash can
  • Bar soap
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feminine and infant supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Household bleach with no additives

 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
  • Toys/Comfort items for children


  • Barbecue or camp stove
  • 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
  • Utility wrench for turning off gas
  • Screwdriver, pliers, hammer
  • Duct tape and sheeting

*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