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Family Survival Information

For Disaster and Threatening Events

  • Preparedness Questionnaire Discussion

  1. Do you think that your family is relatively well prepared for a disaster such as an earthquake, tornado, winter storm, fire, flood, nuclear, biological or chemical incident?

  2. Do you know the difference between the National Weather Services “watch” and “warning” signals?

  3. Do you know the language of the meteorologist?

  4. Do you know if the community you live in is relatively well prepared for a disaster?

  5. Do you know where to go to and how to obtain assistance from local, state, and Federal Emergency Management Agency?

  6. Each county and many municipalities have an EMA/OEM (Emergency Management Agency/Office of Emergency Management) coordinator; do you know who yours is and where he/she is located?

  7. Do you know where your local Red Cross is located?

  8. Do you know there function?

  9. Do you know where your local trauma center is located?

  10. Do you know how to perform basic first aid?

  11. Do you know how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver?

  12. Do you know how to perform CPR?

  13. Do you have a family disaster kit?

  14. Do you know how to turn off all utilities in your home?

  15. Do you know where the local fire department is located?

  16. Do you know where the local burn center is located?

  17. Do you know where your fire extinguisher is located in your home? 

  18. Do you have a plan for your pets?

  19. Do you have an out of area phone contact?

  20. Do you know the disaster plan at your child's school or daycare?

  21. Does your child have an emergency kit?

  22. Do you know where your family records are?

  23. Do you know what your home owners insurance covers?

  24. Can you list the actual cash value of every item in your home, garage, and patio?

  25. Do you have a disaster supply kit in each of your vehicles?

  26. Do you know basic vehicle maintenance?

  27. Have you prepared yourself and your family mentally and spiritually?

  • Family Emergency Plan

You may not be with your family when a disaster strikes. You need to plan how you will contact one another and practice what you will do in different situations.


1st Out of State Contact:


Phone Number-




2nd Out of State Contact:


Phone Number-




Fill out the following for everyone in your family and keep it updated:



Medical History-​

  • Shut In Kit Checklist

  • Ace Wrap

  • Safety Pins

  • Scissors

  • Tweezers

  • Thermometer

  • Nail Clippers

  • First Aid Manual

  • Medications

  • Aspirin Fever Reducer

  • Laxative

  • Antacid

  • Assorted Bandaids

  • 4 X 4 Sterile Gauze

  • Eye Patches

  • Triangle Bandage

  • Ice Packs

  • Hot Water Bottle

  • Disposable Gloves

  • Activated Charcoal

  • Life Insurance Information

  • Will/ Power of Attorney

  • Property Insurance Information

  • Deeds

  • Mortgages

  • Stocks

  • Bonds

  • Investment Information

  • Banking Information

  • Credit Information

  • Contracts

  • Cash ($100-$200 in small denominations)

  • Copies of your identification

  • Driver’s License

  • Job ID

  • Student ID

  • Inventory and pictures of Valuable Household Furnishings

  • Personal Telephone Directory

  • Extra Set of Keys

  • Flashlight

  • Extra Batteries

  • Lantern

  • Glow sticks

  • Emergency Lighting

  • Candles

  • Lighters

  • Waterproof Matches

  • Two Single Mirrors

  • Compass

  • Maps

  • Binoculars

  • Ax

  • Sharpening Tools

  • Shovel

  • Ziplock Bags

  • Multiuse Tool

  • Newspaper

  • Nails

  • Screws

  • Hammer

  • Whistle

  • Work Gloves

  • Tarp

  • Hazmat Suits

  • Masks

  • Ear Plugs

  • Disposable Wipes

  • Wash Cloth and Towel

  • Soap

  • Lotion/Oil

  • Deodorant

  • Powder

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Mouthwash

  • Dental Floss

  • Denture Cream

  • Shaving Cream

  • Razor

  • Aftershave

  • Mirror

  • Comb, Brush, Hair Dressing

  • Sanitary Napkins

  • Pampers/Depends

  • Rubber Pads

  • Burn Ointment

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen

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