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Office 72-Hour Kits


Pack in a portable, weather-resistant container (backpacks work well).  Every employee should have a kit that includes at least one each of the items identified with an asterisk.  Also see Administration Kit and Home 72-Hour Kits.

Brought From Home/Supplied by Office:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Antacid tablets
  • Aspirin & non-aspirin pain relievers *
  • Cash, spare change *
  • Change of clothing *
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Comfort items – Books, cards, hard candy *
  • Contact lens supplies or glasses, if needed *
  • Disinfectant
  • Food (see below for examples) *
  • Maps - city and county
  • Matches in weatherproof container *
  • Mess kit-Disposable plates/utensils
  • Needles and thread
  • Paper and pencils/pens *
  • Paper towels
  • Personal hygiene items *
  • Plastic garbage bags *
  • Prescription drugs *
  • Rain gear
  • Signal flares
  • Soap
  • Sturdy shoes or boots *
  • Toilet paper *
  • Towels *

Food and Water Supply Examples per Person

  • Apple Juice: 2 – 7.5 oz. cans (flip top)
  • Granola Bars: 2 bars
  • Mixed Fruit: 2 – 4.5 oz. cans
  • Pork and Beans: 2 – 8 oz. cans
  • Peanut Butter: One small jar
  • Smoked or dried meats (beef-jerky)
  • Tuna: 2 – 3.25 oz. cans
  • Unsalted crackers: 4 oz.
  • Bottled spring water: 3 gallons

Purchase Order/Donations

TOOLS:

  • Adjustable wrench, 10in
  • Bolt cutters
  • Camp hatchet
  • Chisel
  • Claw hammer
  • Crow bar, 18"
  • Folding shovel
  • Hacksaw & blades
  • Nylon tool bag
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver set
  • Short handle sledge hammer

SUPPLIES:

  • Battery operated radio *
  • Can opener (non-electric)
  • Candles
  • Compass
  • Duct tape
  • Dust masks *
  • Emergency solar blankets *
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit (complete)
  • Flashlights *
  • Leather palmed work gloves
  • Lightsticks *
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Rope, 100 ft x ½ in
  • Safety glasses or goggles *
  • Signal Flares
  • Tarp
  • Utility/camp knife
  • Whistles *
  • Wool blankets

* Every employee should have a kit that includes at least one each of these items


Administration Kit

Pack in a portable, weather-resistant container (backpacks work well):

  • Personnel roster/phone numbers
  • Disaster response manual and facility map
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Battery operated radio
  • Master keys on neck lanyard
  • 2-way radios/extra batteries
  • 8 D cell and 16 AA batteries
  • 4 whistles
  • 4 flashlights
  • 4 pairs of leather palmed gloves
  • 4 pairs of safety glasses or goggles
  • 4 emergency (solar) blankets
  • 4 light sticks (8-12 hr.)
  • 8 dust masks
  • 2 rolls of 2" masking tape
  • 1 roll of duct tape
  • 1 box of 30 gallon garbage bags
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 small box of plastic cutlery
  • Food and water supply *

* Food and Water Supply Examples One Person

  • Apple Juice: 2 – 7.5 oz. cans (flip top)
  • Granola Bars: 2 bars
  • Mixed Fruit: 2 – 4.5 oz. cans
  • Pork and Beans: 2 – 8 oz. cans
  • Peanut Butter: One small jar
  • Smoked or dried meats (beef jerky)
  • Tuna: 2 – 3.25 oz. cans
  • Unsalted crackers: 4 oz.
  • Drinking water

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