Emergency Kits

This is a photo a first aid kit, a torch, batteries, a radio, bottles of water and a backpack.
An emergency kit in an easy-to-reach place known to all family members is essential for emergency planning. There are some basic items you should always include but there could be specific items unique to your family’s needs that can be added to your kit.

Basic home emergency kit

  • Battery operated radio with spare batteries;
  • Torch with spare batteries;
  • First aid kit and manual;
  • Mobile phone, spare batteries and charger;
  • Personal hygiene and toiletry supplies;
  • Copies of home and medical insurance policies;
  • Copies of important family documents such as birth certificates, passports and licences;
  • Contact numbers for emergency services, family members and people from your support team.

Evacuation emergency kit

If it seems likely that you may have to evacuate you should add the following to your basic home emergency kit:

  • Bottled water;
  • Supplies of prescribed medications including prescriptions;
  • Spare clothes and blankets;
  • Spare home and car keys;
  • Cash and credit cards;
  • Food and medications for your pets.