CERT Emergency Preparedness

Doing the greatest good for the greatest number, together we can save a life, with training and preparedness.

  A Basic Emergency Kit Contains

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Non perishable food
  • Battery - powered radio with extra batteries  ( preferably AA type first responders always have extra)
  • Radio Emergency channel 740AM
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle (to signal help)
  • Dust mask
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers ( to turn off utilities, if necessary)
  • Can opener
  • Local Maps
  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Extra hearing aid batteries
  • Infant, pet, and or elderly special needs
  • Important family documents (photocopies or copies on a USB drive)
  • Cash (and change)
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Playing cards, and small games

 And a container or sturdy duffle bag to store all items.  These are available at most retail stores, along with ready made kits.


 Kits are available from retail stores and Outfitter stores like these:







  Similar to your home kit:


 Allows you to survive for 3-5 Days:

 3 Day supply of emergency food/ snacks

  lightweight blanket -emergency reflective  blanket

Hats/ gloves/ extra clothing

Waterproof ponchos

Flashlight with extra batteries / bulbs

Waterproof matches and butane lighter

Road Flares / light sticks

Gas can with extra gas


cans of oil

jumper cables

jack and lug wrench

tire pump or fix a flat

Tire chains

Ice scraper

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