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How to Make an Emergency Kit | What to Include

Emergency checklist

Whether you are at home or at work, you should have an emergency plan in place along with an emergency prepared kit. No place is complete without a fully stocked emergency kit! Whether you are preparing for a nation-wide outbreak like COVID-19 or a natural disaster, it is essential to prepare for the unexpected. 

How to Prepare an Emergency Kit

Prepared Kit for Your Business

A business kit should include emergency office supplies and equipment that will allow you and y our employees to stay safe and healthy while waiting on a storm, an injury or any emergency. What to include? We have listed items to consider when creating your preparedness kit: 

  • Bottled Water
  • Non-perishable Food
  • First-aid Kit
  • Sanitation Supplies

Most businesses require fire detection and notifi­ca­tions to ensure life safety. Our certified fire and safety specialists design building-owners and state code-compliant fire systems to protect your facil­ities 24/7.

Build a Kit for Your Home

  • Water: Have a good supply of water, no matter what the emergency may be. The recom­men­dation is one gallon of water per person per day.
  • Food: Again, food is a necessity. Stock canned food, dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrig­er­ation or cooking. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils. For more infor­mation about food during an emergency, visit Ready​.gov/food
  • Batteries
  • Radio
  • Flash­light
  • Blankets
  • First Aid Kit

Prepared With Bates Security

Bates Security works with home and business owners to ensure safety and security in the Bluegrass. Our NICET certified fire and safety specialists design state code-compliant fire systems to protect facilities 24/7 in homes and businesses. For emergency situations, we have 24/7 monitoring for life safety in homes and business including life alert pendants, fire and carbon monoxide detection and alert systems, and more!

To learn more about our emergency prepared systems, please call (800) 403-9471