Environmental Health & Safety

Emergency Preparedness 3 Day Kit

November, 2013

Amherst College Environmental Health and Safety recommends  you to use the following checklist to develop an emergency preparedness kit to ensure you are ready in case a disaster occurs.

The following supplies are recommended for your emergency preparedness kit:

Checked off BoxWater, one gallon per person per day
3 Day Emergency Kit
Picture above is an example only.
Checked off BoxFood, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Canned foods
    • Canned fish and meat
    • Canned fruits
    • Canned vegetables
  • Dried fruits
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Nuts
  • Granola bars
  • Dry cereals
Checked off BoxBattery-powered radio and extra batteries
Checked off BoxFlashlight and extra batteries
Checked off BoxFirst aid kit
Checked off BoxThermometer
Checked off BoxWhistle to signal for help                                  
Checked off BoxScissors and tweezers                                        
Checked off BoxMoist towelettes for sanitation
Checked off BoxManual can opener for food
Checked off BoxGarbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Checked off BoxRain gear
Checked off BoxPaper cups, plates, plastic utensils, paper towels and toilet paper
Checked off BoxPaper and pencil
Checked off BoxPersonal hygiene items
Checked off BoxDisinfectant
Checked off BoxPrescription medications (if needed)
Checked off BoxUtility knife
Checked off BoxToothbrush and toothpaste
Checked off BoxBar of soap
Checked off BoxNo Rinse Shampoo
Checked off BoxFacial Tissues (small packet)
Checked off BoxSmall deodorant
Checked off BoxDeck of Cards
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  • MSDS On-Line
  • Permit Application Forms – Town of Amherst
  • Sustainability
  • Water Quality Report – Town of Amherst