Building a 96 Hour Kit
With September being Preparedness Month, the Fire Department is partnering with the Police Department on a program to help us all become more prepared for disasters by building a 96 hour kit. (Past experience has taught us that a 72 hour kit may not be enough.) We’ll build our kits over the next 12 + months. Each month we will go over some essential items that you might want or need for your 96 hour kit. We are going to try and limit our monthly kit expenditures to around 100 dollars or less. Some months you may go over a little, some months you may spend less. We will also go over different kinds of items and let you decide what is best for you or your family. In the first few months you should have some essential items that should make you feel a little more at ease if something big were to happen.
Many of us know we need an emergency kit, (what we’re calling a 96 hour kit) but a lot of us don’t have one (this even includes firefighters, police officers and other first responders). There are three basic areas that stop us from having an emergency kit, not fully understanding the need or internalization, too costly and lack of knowledge.
Internalization is the reality of the importance of the kit. Yes, most people know they need a kit, but they don’t have one. They somehow know a disaster can happen, but they don’t really believe it will happen to them.
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