Emergency kit

What is an emergency kit?

An emergency kit is a bag filled with:

  • Items
  • Documents
  • Belongings
  • Food

which you may need when an emergency happens.
They are sometimes called 'grab bags' too.
You can make a smaller kit for your car as well.

Preparing an emergency kit in advance can mean that you have just what you need to make the emergency more manageable, or if you are evacuated, it can make your time away from home a lot more comfortable.
Your bag should be small enough to carry, and all members of your family, or those who live with you should know where to find it in your home.

Your kit should be stored near an exit to your home such as by the front door or under the stairs so it can be easily grabbed on your way out.