Emergency Kit

Create your own Home First Aid Kit

Here's a checklist of supplies you can use for building your own first aid kit:

Antiseptic towelettesSponge packsGauze
Antiseptic ointmentBurn gel to treat burnsFirst aid cream
Ammonia inhalantSterile eye washPain reliever
Instant ice packsEye padsSafety pins
Bandage scissorsTweezersAdhesive spots
Assorted pads: Alcohol, Sterile, Iodine Prep
Assorted tapes: Surgical, Transpore, Micropore, Duct
Assorted bandages: Adhesive, Elastic, Fingertip, Knuckle, Butterfly, Burn

Store these items in a water tight utility box.

Emergency Food and Water Kit

Have at least a three-day supply of food and water on hand. Choose ready-to-eat foods that your family likes and doesn't need refrigeration.


  • Drinking water - at least two litres per person per day


  • Canned food - soups, stews, baked beans, pasta, meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruits
  • Crackers and biscuits
  • Honey, peanut butter, syrup, jam, salt and pepper, sugar, instant coffee, tea


  • Knives, forks, spoons
  • Disposable cups and plates
  • Manual can opener, bottle opener
  • Fuel stove and fuel (follow manufacturer's instructions, do NOT use a barbecue indoors)
  • Waterproof matches and plastic garbage bags

Emergency Survival Kit

  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Radio and batteries or crank radio
  • Spare batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Candles and matches/lighter
  • Extra car keys and cash (including coins/cards for telephone)
  • Important papers (identification for everyone, personal documents)
  • Food and bottled water (see above)
  • Clothing and footwear (one change of clothes per person)
  • Blankets or sleeping bags (one blanket or sleeping bag per person)
  • Toilet paper and other personal supplies
  • Medication
  • Backpack/duffel bag (or something else to carry the emergency survival kit in, in case you have to evacuate)
  • Whistle (in case you need to attract someone's attention)
  • Playing cards, games

Emergency Car Kit

Keep as many of the items in the passenger compartment of the vehicle while you travel. You may not be able to get access to the storage area to retrieve them.

ShovelTraction MatsSand or LitterTow Chain
Warning LightRoad FlaresBooster CablesIce Scraper & Brush
Fuel DeicerWindshield DeicerCompassRope or String
Emergency FoodEating UtensilsFlashlight & BatteriesFirst-aid kit
Paper TowelsPlastic BagsWhistleSafety Pins
Red Bandana or FlagBlanketExtra ClothesRoad Map
Candle & Matches