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​Preparing an emergency kit

Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle at all times to help you and your passengers stay safe. Here are some tips on what to pack in a “grab-and-go" emergency kit for your vehicle.

An emergency can happen at any time – that's why it's important to be prepared for the unexpected.

PreparedBC recommends you pack an emergency “grab-and-go" kit for your vehicle. This kit should include:

  • Food (ready to eat) and water
  • Phone charger and battery bank
  • Small battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Small first-aid kit and personal medications
  • Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses
  • Copy of your emergency plan
  • Copies of important documents, such as insurance papers and identification
  • Cash in small bills
  • Local map with your family meeting place identified
  • Seasonal clothing including extra clothing if possible, proper footwear, and an emergency blanket or sleeping bag
  • Pen and notepad
  • Whistle
  • Help/OK signs to display the appropriate side outward in your car window during an emergency

Drivers also need other emergency supplies for their vehicle. These include:

  • Windshield scraper, snow brush and extra windshield washer fluid
  • Flares, safety matches or a lighter, and candles
  • Shovel and traction mat, sand or kitty litter (non-clumping)
  • Battery jumper cables
  • Tow rope

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