Are you ready?
The potential need to evacuate where you live might happen at short notice. Preparing an Evacuation Kit now will save you time and be one less thing to stress about in the event of a disaster.
As well as those essential items in your Emergency Kit, if you are evacuating you will need to take additional items with you so you are equipped to live away from home for several days.
Items to consider include:
- Sleeping bag
- Kids toys/entertainment
- Warm clothes
- Valuables + mementos
- Essential medication, scripts & eye glasses
- Mobile phone + charger
- Important documents in sealed bags + cash
- Baby formula + nappies
The Queensland Ambulance Service also recommends that families include the following in their First Aid Kits:
|1 x packet of plastic strips||1 x sterile combine dressing (9 x 10 cms)||1 x resuscitation mask|
|1 x roll non allergenic tape||1 x sterile combine dressing (20 cms x 20 cms)||2 x bottles eye irrigation (15 mil)|
|2 x sterile eye pads||1 x medium wound dressing (14)||1 x tube anticeptic cream (50 gms)|
|4 x triangular bandages||2 x non-adhesive dressings (5 x 7.5 cms)||1 x wound closure steri-strip|
|1 x conforming gauze bandage (10 cms)||1 x non-adhesive dressing (10 x 7.5 cms)||1 x stainless steel splinter remover|
|1 x conforming gauze bandage (7.5 cms)||1 pair stainless steel scissors||5 x alcohol swabs|
|1 x conforming gauze bandage (5 cms)||1 x square gauze swabs||1 x bottle antiseptic solution|
|1 x hospital crepe bandage (10 cms)||1 pack (10) latex gloves||1 x first aid hints booklet|
For more information go to www.getready.qld.gov.au