BE INFORMED, BE WARNED, BE PREPARED:   BEFORE, DURING and AFTER an EARTHQUAKE

Home Emergency Kit - Tools & Equipment

Tools and Equipment 

Keep a windup radio at home and at the workplace and a windup flashlight near your bed, in your car and at work. 

Hammer and nails, crowbar, pry bar, axe (spare pry bar should also be stored outside in tool-shed or garage) 

Lantern and fuel, candles, matches (in waterproof container). Insect repellent. 

Plastic sheeting or tarpaulin. 

Pliers, wrenches. 

Small shovel. Rope, duct tape. 

Pen, marker, note pad. 

Pocket knife. 

Whistle (three short blasts is the recognized signal for help).

Gasoline-powered generator and extension cord.

Class ABC fire extinguisher (make sure everybody knows how to use it). 

Wrench (crescent or pipe if you have to turn off the natural gas). Tie or tape the appropriate wrench to the pipe.

Shoes - heavy enough to protect feet from broken glass and other debris (everyone should keep a pair under their bed). 

Copyright: A. Makarow 1998 - Revised September 17, 2008