1. Prepare a Family Disaster Supply Kit (72-hour kit) 

  • Water – 1 gallon of H20 per person per day
  • Food – 3 day supply of non-perishable
  • First aid kit
  • Tools & Supplies – flashlights, radios, pocket knife
  • Clothing and Bedding
  • Special Items – baby formula, Medications
  • Important family documents
  • AM/FM radio with batteries

2. Prepare a Family Disaster Plan 

  • EDITH – Exit Drills In The Home (how to get out of your home)
  • Utility Shut-offs (water, gas and electric)
  • Evacuation Route
  • Out of State Contact
  • Is your office prepared?
  • Are your kids school prepared?
  • Family pets and animals

3. Prepare an Emergency Vehicle Kit 

  • Battery powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries
  • Blankets
  • Booster cables
  • Fire extinguisher (5lb. ABC type)
  • First aid kit
  • Bottled water and non-perishable high energy food
  • Maps, shovel, flares
  • Tire repair kit and pump

4. Identify potential hazards within your home and  neighborhood and reduce those hazards to the degree possible.

The City of Casa Grande Fire Department is providing this information to better prepare residents in the event of some type of emergency or disaster situation related to Homeland Security issues.

For more information go to the Homeland Security website http://www.dhs.gov/topic/disasters