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Tri-Valley Emergency Response Guide

Preparing Your Family for an Emergency
Emergency Supplies Checklist
Tips for Preparing Children
Tips for People with Disabilities
Tips for the Elderly


Disaster Strikes! Are You Prepared?
Professional resources are quickly overwhelmed in a disaster such as a major earthquake, flood or terrorist attack. As a result, everyone needs to prepare to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours until emergency personnel arrive.

Follow These Simple 4 Steps to Prepare For a Disaster:

STEP 1: Make A Kit

Stock up on at least a 3 day emergency supply kit and store it at home, work or in your car. See Emergency Supplies Checklist for a more complete list.

Water (1 gallon/person/day)
First aid kit and book
Food (non-perishable and ready-to-eat)
Can opener (non-electric)
Blankets or sleeping bags, tent
Portable battery-operated radio, flashlight and spare batteries
Essential medications (at least a one week supply), extra eyeglasses
Fire extinguisher
Cash in small denominations
Supplies for your children and pets
Protective clothing, sturdy shoes, heavy gloves
Cooking supplies
Tool kit and adjustable wrench for turning off gas
Duct tape
Trash bags
Photos of family members, a book, hard candy

STEP 2: Choose a Location

Decide in advance where to reunite your family and loved ones should you be apart when a disaster occurs.

STEP 3: Choose a Contact

Choose a person outside the immediate area to contact if family members are separated. Long distance phone service will probably be restored sooner than local service.

STEP 4: Learn Life-Saving Skills

Take Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), CPR and First Aid training.