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Business Disaster Kit

When preparing for emergency situations, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Encourage all employees to have a portable kit customized to meet personal needs, such as essential medications.

Important Documents

  • Keep records in watertight plastic containers if possible
  • Insurance policies
  • Contracts and deeds
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Emergency contact information for employees
  • Bank account numbers
  • Credit card account numbers
  • Inventory of valuable business goods
  • Important telephone numbers


  • Water
  • Plan to use non-perishable foods that don't require refrigeration and that need minimal preparation and/or water
  • Battery-powered radio w/extra batteries
  • Flashlight w/extra batteries
  • Dust or filter masks
  • Moist towelettes for sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener
  • Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

First-Aid Kit

During disasters we're more prone to injuries. All businesses should have a first-aid kit available for all types of emergencies. Consider purchasing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Soap and cleansing agent
  • Several pairs of latex gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • 2-inch and 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6 of each)
  • Triangular bandage(s)
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue blades
  • Petroleum jelly

Non-Prescription Drugs

  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid
  • Laxative
  • Activated charcoal (used under the advice of the Poison Control Center)
  • Medicine dropper

Tools and General Supplies

  • Mess kit, paper cups, plates, and utensils
  • Emergency information (pamphlets, brochures, and other reference materials
  • Cash, travelers checks, change (if electrical power is lost, credit cards cannot be used)
  • Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
  • Manual can opener
  • Fire extinguisher (ABC type)
  • Tube tent
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Wrench
  • Tape (Duct and Masking)
  • Compass
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Various sizes of plastic, re-sealable, zipper-top storage bags
  • Plastic storage bags
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Signal flare
  • Needles and thread
  • Whistle (to signal)
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Various area maps