Friday, August 19, 2016

BACK-TO-SCHOOL EMERGENCY KITS


It's that time again-- back to school! Now is the perfect time to put together a small emergency kit for the kids, in case of emergency. If placed in an oversized pencil pouch, your emergency kit will be small enough to fit in a backpack or locker.


The following is a list of items that could be included in your back-to-school emergency kit:

  • High-calorie snacks
  • Water pouches or a water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Glowstick
  • Whistle 
  • Disposable gloves 
  • Bandana 
  • Tiny notebook and pen 
  • Lighter (if allowed)
  • Pocket-knife (if allowed)
  • Tissues
  • Disposable poncho
  • Hand warmers
  • Face mask
  • Small solar charger 
  • Emergency blanket
  • Pair of socks
  • Pictures of child and family 
  • Contact information for child 
  • Contact information for relatives that can be contacted in case of emergency
  • Instructions for child of what to do in an emergency
  • Note of comfort

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