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First Aid Kits, Emergency Supply Kits, and Emergency Car Kits

Build your own kits from the lists below, or contact our office and we would be happy to supply you with one!

First Aid Kit

Keep a first aid kit readily available in your home, cottage, car, boat, workplace, and recreation area. Store it in a dry place and replace used or outdated contents regularly.

A first aid kit should contain the following:

  1. Emergency telephone numbers for EMS/9-1-1, your local poison control centre, and your personal doctors
  2. Home and office phone numbers for family members, friends, or neighbours who can help
  3. Sterile gauze pads (dressings) in small and large squares to place over wounds
  4. Adhesive tape
  5. Roller and triangular bandages to hold dressings in place or to make an arm sling
  6. Adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  7. Scissors
  8. Tweezers
  9. Safety pins
  10. Instant ice packs
  11. Disposable non-latex gloves, such as surgical or examination gloves
  12. Flashlight, with extra batteries in a separate bag
  13. Antiseptic wipes or soap
  14. Pencil and pad
  15. Emergency blanket
  16. Eye patches
  17. Thermometer
  18. Barrier devices, such as a pocket mask or face shield
  19. Coins for pay phone
  20. Canadian Red Cross first aid manual

Emergency Supplies Kit

Have supplies ready for an emergency. Store them in a backpack or a duffle bag so you can take them with you if you have to evacuate the area.

  1. Four litres of water per person per day (use sealed, unbreakable containers and replace the supply every six months)
  2. Packaged or canned food that won’t go bad, and a can opener (replace the food once a year)Walking shoes, rain gear, and a change of clothing
  3. Blankets or sleeping bags
  4. A first aid kit and prescription medications (check the medications every six months to make sure they haven’t passed their expiry date)
  5. Toilet paper and other personal supplies
  6. An extra pair of glasses
  7. A battery-powered radio and flashlight, along with extra batteries
  8. Spare cash
  9. An extra set of car keys
  10. A list of your family doctors
  11. Important family information such as a list of any medical conditions or medical devices, such as pacemakers
  12. Photocopies of all important identification for you and your family, including health card numbers
  13. Special items for babies, elderly, or disabled household members
  14. Cell phone and contact information for family and friends

Emergency Car Kit

Keep an emergency kit in your car.

  1. A battery-powered radio and flashlight, with extra batteries
  2. A blanket
  3. Booster (jumper) cables
  4. A fire extinguisher
  5. A Canadian Red Cross first aid kit and manual
  6. Bottled water and high-energy foods that won’t go bad (replace the water every six months and the food once a year)
  7. Maps of the area
  8. A shovel
  9. Flares
  10. A tire repair kit and pump
  11. Matches and a “survival” candle in a deep can that will burn for many hours
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