Emergency Survival Kit Essentials

We created the Fire Finder app to help people track and learn about dangerous wildfires. After seeing all the devastation following these wildfires we have found out that the majority of the population is underprepared during and after an emergency hits. This survival kit is based on expert recommendations from FEMA and from the Red Cross and can be useful for any emergency situation (wildfire, hurricane, earthquake, etc).


At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:


Consider the needs of all family members and add the following supplies to your kit:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, pet carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener


Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your location:

  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Matches
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household bleach
  • Whistle




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