Preparing makes sense! The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergencies. We must have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes.
Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense. Get ready now.
Get Connected / Make a Plan
What to Have in Your Head (Household Disaster Plan)
What to do
Where to go
When to act
How to find each other
How to communicate in an emergency
Workplace / School emergency plans
Copies of plans to all family members
Wallet-size reference cards
What to Have in Your Hand (Personal Go Bag)
A backpack filled with items needed when you must evacuate immediately
Copies of important documents
Emergency cash, ATM cards
Food and water
First-Aid kit and medications
Flashlight and Radio
Other necessary items
What to Have in Your Home (72 Hour Emergency Supply Kit)
Water (1 gal/day for each person)
Food (non-perishable, can opener if necessary)
First-aid, medications, and bleach
Flashlight and Radio (extra batteries)
Extra clothing, blankets
Sturdy shoes, gloves
Personal needs (infants, elderly)
Other supplies and tools
Customize your kit to fit the needs of your household.
Store in a portable container (duffel bag, plastic tote, etc.)
A limited number of printed publications and materials are available at Oak Harbor Fire Department: Stop by or call.