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					                                       12/04



                                               PREPAREDNESS
                                                 CALENDAR
          Taking it one step
                            1                  Family Disaster Supplies and
              at a time.                         Preparedness Activities
            • This calendar is intended as a tool to help you prepare for disasters before they happen.
                   • After you purchase an item or complete an activity, check the box next to it.

            Purchase:                                         Activities:
            Water - 3 gallons per person and pets            Make your f amily disaster preparedness plan*
MONTH 1




            Hand-operated can opener                         Inventory disaster supplies already on hand, especially
             Instant drinks (cof f ee, tea, powdered sof t    camping gear
             drinks)                                          If you f ill your own water containers, mark them with the date
            2 f lashlights with extra batteries               f illed
                                                              Date water/f ood containers if they are not dated
                                                              Conduct a home hazard hunt*

            Purchase:                                         Activities:
MONTH 2




            Canned meat, stew, or pasta meal - 5 per         Change battery and test smoke detector (purchase and install a
             person                                            detector if you don’t have one)
            Feminine hygiene supplies                        Videotape your home, including contents, f or insurance
            Videotape                                         purposes. Store the tape with f riends or f amily who live out of
            Family-size f irst aid kit                        town.
           Purchase:                                          Activities:
           Canned f ruit - 3 cans per person                 Conduct a home f ire drill
MONTH 3




           Any f oods for special dietary needs              Check with your child’s day care or school to f ind out about
            (enough f or 3 days)                               their disaster plans
           2 rolls of toilet paper per person                Locate gas meter and water shutof f points and attach/store
           Crescent wrench(es) (or utility shutof f           wrench or shutof f tool near them
            tools)                                            Establish an out-of -state contact to call in case of emergency

   Your supplies may be stored together in one large container, such as a garbage can on wheels, or
            several small ones. Food items could be kept on a specific shelf in the pantry.
            Purchase:                                         Activities:
            Canned vegetables - 4 per person                 Place a sturdy pair of shoes and a f lashlight under your bed so
MONTH 4




            Extra baby bottles, f ormula, and diapers,        that they will be handy during an emergency
             if needed                                        Place a supply of necessary medicine(s) in storage container
            Extra pet supplies; f ood, collar, leash          and date the medicine(s) if not already indicated on its label
            Large storage container(s) f or                  Start putting supplies in storage container(s) and include
             preparedness supplies                             blankets or sleeping bags f or each f amily member
            Purchase:                                         Activities:
            Canned, ready-to-eat soup - 2 per person         Make photocopies of important papers and put in the storage
MONTH 5




            Liquid dish soap                                  container
            Plain liquid bleach                              Talk with neighbors to f ind out who may have skills or training
            Portable am/f m radio (extra batteries)           that would be benef icial af ter a disaster (i.e., f irst aid, child care,
            Anti-bacterial liquid hand soap                   amateur radio, tree removal, small engine repair, heavy
            Disposable hand wipes                             equipment operations, wilderness survival, light rescue,
                                                               carpentry)

                   *Contact your local Emergency Management Office for more information on this activity
  Examples of Food Items:
  • Select based on your family’s             Canned Meat       tuna, chicken, raviolis, chili, stew, SpamTM, corned beef, etc.
    preferences                               Vegetables        green beans, corn, peas, beets, baked beans, carrots, etc.
  • Pick low-salt, water-packed               Fruit             pears, applesauce, mandarin oranges, pineapple, etc.
    varieties when possible
           Purchase:                                          Activities:
           Quick-energy snacks (granola bars,                Check to see if your stored water has expired and needs to be
            raisins, peanut butter)
MONTH 6




                                                               replaced. (Replace every 6 months if you f illed your own
           6 rolls of paper towels                            containers. Store-bought water will have an expiration date on
           3 boxes of f acial tissue                          the container.)
           Sunscreen                                         Put an extra pair of eyeglasses in the supply container
           Anti-diarrhea medicine                            Store a roll of quarters with the emergency supplies and locate
           Latex gloves, 6 pairs, (to be put with the         the pay phone nearest to your home
            f irst aid kit)                                   Find out about your workplace disaster plans
           Purchase:                                          Activities:
MONTH 7




           Whistle                                           Take a f irst aid/CPR class
           ABC f ire extinguisher                            Identif y neighbors who might need help in an emergency,
           1 large can of juice per person                    including those with limited mobility or health problems and
           Adult and children vitamins                        children who might be alone
           A pair of pliers and/or vise grips                 Show family members where, when and how to shut off the utilities

           Purchase:                                          Activities:
           Box of crackers or graham crackers                Secure shelves, cabinets, and drawers to prevent them f rom
MONTH 8




           Dry cereal                                         f alling and/or opening during earthquakes
           “Child proof ” latches or other f asteners f or   Meet with neighbors to inventory expensive equipment that
            cabinet doors and drawers                          could be shared in the event of an emergency, such as chain
           1 box of large, heavy-duty garbage bags            saws, chippers/shredders, utility trailers, snow blowers, and 4-
            Camping or utility knif e                         wheel drive vehicles
           Purchase:                                          Activities:
MONTH 9




           Extra batteries f or f lashlights, radio, and     Make a small preparedness kit f or your car. Include f ood,
            hearing aids (if needed)                           water, blanket, small f irst aid kit, a list of important phone
           Heavy rope                                         numbers, and quarters f or pay phones.
           Duct tape                                         Secure water heater to wall studs (if not already done)
           Crowbar
           Purchase:                                          Activities:
MONTH 10




           Hammer and assorted nails                         Make arrangements to have someone help your children if
           Screw drivers and assorted wood screws             you’re are at work when an emergency occurs
           Heavy duty plastic tarps or sheets of             Conduct an earthquake drill at home
            visquine                                          Replace necessary medicines as required by expiration dates
           Extra toothbrush per person and
            toothpaste
           Purchase:                                          Activities:
           Package of paper plates                           Make arrangements to have someone to take care of your pets
MONTH 11




           Package of napkins                                 if your are at work when an emergency occurs
           Package of eating utensils                        Exchange work, home, and emergency contact phone numbers
           Package of paper cups                              with neighbors f or use during an emergency
           Masking tape                                      Start a Neighborhood Watch Program if none exists
           Kitchen-size garbage bags (1 box)

           Purchase:                                          Activities:
MONTH 12




           Heavy work gloves                                 Check to see if your stored water has expired and needs to be
           Box of disposable dust masks                       replaced. (Replace every 6 months if you f illed your own
           Saf ety goggles                                    containers. Store-bought water will have an expiration date on
           Antiseptic                                         the container.)
           Sewing kit                                        Check the dates on stored f ood and replace as needed
                        Office of Consolidated Emergency Management (www.ocem.org) 503-649-8577                                     1

				
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