Emergency kits (home kits, car kits, FAU unit emergency kits, first aid kits, shelter kits, etc.) contain several survival items that can help individual survive and stay safe in case of emergencies. These kits are simply a collection of basic items that you may need in the event of an emergency. It is recommended that these kits are assembled well in advance of an emergency should you have to evacuate or shelter-in-place at a moment’s notice and need to take or have essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies at that point. It is also recommended that you have enough supplies should you need to survive on your own after an emergency. FEMA recommends to the general public that at least 72-hours’ worth of supplies should be stocked. It is also important to update the kit on an annual basis.
Emergency supply kits serve different functions depending on the need. Each kit contains a few common, key supplies; however, the rest of the contents will vary depending on the purpose. For instance, a staff member at FAU needs many kits depending on the roles they serve: as a member of a household, they will need to have a family kit; as a University Essential Person, they will need to have a university essential personnel kit; and as a commuter to work, they will need to have a kit with all necessary tools should the vehicle breakdown. Don’t forget to prepare a pet kit as well.
- University Essential Personnel
- University Residential Students
- Shelter Residents
- Emergency Personnel
- Emergency Volunteers
- Dorm Room
- Non-perishable food; canned food, ready-to-eat meals, baby food, etc.
- Medication (including means to refrigerate medication that needs to be held as such)
- Can Opener
- First Aid supplies: bandages, band-aids, gauze, anti-bacterial ointment, etc.
- Battery-powered or hand-cranked radio
- Moist towelettes
- Disposable plates, glasses, utensils
- NOAA/Weather Radio
Shelters can get filled really fast, so make your decision quickly if this is the option you choose.
Here are some of the items and supplies that you should include in your emergency kit:
When one is designated an FAU Essential Person, this may involve being on campus as an emergency unfolds or working on campus recovery for the resumption of regular business. Some important supplies, items, and equipment to add to your emergency kit:
- Keys to buildings
- Notification/call trees (unit, other FAU units, external contacts)
- Emergency plans
- Floor plans
- Essential Personnel Card
Pets are especially vulnerable to injury during and after emergencies, so keeping them out of harm’s way is very important. Pet kits should include:
- Food & Water (including receptacles)
- Pet Carrier
- Poop Bags
- Collar and Leash
- Blanket/Bed I.D. tag
- First Aid Supplies
- Credit card companies
- Driver’s License
- Social Security Card
- Health Insurance Card
For all EMERGENCY CALLS dial 9-1-1
Campus Operations Building
(69) Boca Raton Campus