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Newton Fire Department

Posted on: September 8, 2020

National Preparedness Month - Build an Emergency Kit

National Preparedness Month - Build an Emergency Kit

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to evaluate your family’s disaster preparedness. This week’s task is to build an emergency kit.

In the event of an emergency, a disaster supplies kit can provide basic resources your household may no longer have access to. You should consider including the following items in your family’s emergency kit.

  • At least a three-day supply of non-perishable foods and water.
  • A battery-powered or hand-crank radio.
  • Flashlights, extra batteries and chargers for emergency electronics.
  • Medical supplies and sanitary products.
  • Be sure to include COVID-19 health and safety products in your emergency kit. The pandemic could impact your family’s emergency plan in the event of a disaster

Disasters don’t wait. Neither should you. Make a plan with your family today. 

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