Be Prepared


  • Know the location of the nearest fire alarm box and how to use it
    • (fire alarm boxes may be used for any emergency, not just fires)

During the following events these are likely to come down:

  • Blizzards
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Limbs
  • Natural or Manmade Disasters
  • Power Lines
  • Trees


  • Battery Operated Smoke Detector
  • Car gas tank full
  • Cellular phone 
  • Charge any batteries you may need including propane or charcoal for cooking
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • For local news freshwater in containers
  • Matches or lighters Ice in cooler to preserve refrigerated food in a cooler
  • Necessary Prescription Drugs
  • Portable radio (extra batteries) Supply of canned foods
  • WBZ - 1300 on AM dial or Cable 8 First Aid supplies
  • Working flashlight (extra batteries)


  • Bring small loose items inside
  • Listen to radio and TV
  • Stay calm and be prepared to leave
  • Take in or tie down outside furniture
  • Tape extra-large windows
  • Use water sparingly until all services are restored

Disaster Kit Contents

  • Battery-operated radio
  • Books, magazines, toys
  • Change of clothing
  • Drinking water in non-breakable containers (2 quarts per person/day)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Foods (canned goods and non-perishable foods) that do not need cooking
  • Identification, valuable papers, policies, and photographs in a waterproof container
  • Infant care items, such as diapers and formula
  • Medications, prescription and over the counter, such as aspirin and antacid
  • Personal aids, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, canes, etc.
  • Personal hygiene item, such as:
    • Deodorant
    • Sanitary Items
    • Shampoo
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Towels
    • Washcloths
  • Rainwear
  • Sleeping bag and blanket, sheet, and pillow
  • Special dietary food if required
  • Specific medical information
  • Toolkit
  • Utensils, such as:
    • Cups
    • Disposable Plates
    • Forks
    • Knives
    • Manual Can Opener
    • Spoons, etc.

Don't forget that the container for your disaster supply kit, should be waterproof.