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Emergency packs

Emergency packs of food and supplies

In the event that you may have to leave your home quickly, it is important to have basic necessities to hand. The emergency services might not be able to reach you straight away and you may have to support yourself and your family for some time.

These are some of the items that can be included, although these will vary according to individual needs.

For the home

  • First aid kit
  • Torch and batteries / wind-up torch
  • Portable radio and batteries / wind-up radio
  • Waterproof bag for important documents
  • Prescription medication
  • Basic toiletries, nappies, etc.
  • Bottled water and tinned food
  • Warm clothes
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Note pad and pens
  • Don’t forget to take food, bottles and favourite toys for babies/children too.
  • A checklist of what to do before you leave - such as turn off the gas and electricity at the mains, close windows and ensure all doors are locked.

Year-round essentials

  • A fully charged mobile phone
  • An in-car phone charger or power pack.
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit
  • A road atlas – in case of diversions
  • Sat-nav or a printed route for an unfamiliar journey

Winter emergency kit

    • A blanket, rug or sleeping bag
    • Shovel
    • Ice scraper and de-icer
    • Torch and batteries
    • Snacks – chocolate or cereal bars
    • Extra screenwash
    • Sturdy footwear
    • Coat, hat, scarf, gloves

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