Christmas is coming soon. Be safe!
The Holiday season is a joyous time to enjoy family and friends and a good time to get yourself and your loved ones ready for the New Year. Let’s make it a safe one. In planning for holiday gift ideas why not create or update your family’s emergency preparedness kit. Many helpful elves have been busy making lists for emergency kits for your car, your home, and your work. There are premade kits for your home, work, vehicle, and boats, and even kits to put into kits.
If your emergency kit is complete, you can give the gift of preparedness by helping others complete their kit.
Here are a few shopping Ideas:
Games / Puzzles - Perhaps you can rotate some older puzzles and games into your emergency preparedness kit.
Diapers – Kids grow quick; make sure you have appropriate sized diapers in the kit.
Fire proof safe - Great time to ask Santa for something to protect those valuable documents.
First Aid Kits and instructions – Check your current first aid kit for expired items and replace with new.
Fire Extinguishers – Make sure they are all purpose (ABC) extinguishers.
Water Proof Matches – Santa may use as stocking stuffers……for the older emergency preparedness planners in the house.
Mess kits – Plate, bowl, pan sets that can be found at your favorite hunting/camping store.
Paper and Pencil - They make waterproof paper and pencils, and “space pens” that write upside down!!!
Battery Powered Radio / NOAA Radio
Flashlights – Ask Santa for a great stocking stuffer.
Whistles – Another small item that could be useful in your kit.
Pet Supplies – Don’t forget food, water and accessories for Fido or Kitty. They’ve been good this year!
Santa has his “To-go” bag ready. Do you?
No need to make a list or check it twice. Ready.gov has already done that for you.
Santa’s helpers at FEMA also some great gift ideas.
All of us here at Montana Disaster and Emergency Services wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season.