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Emergency First Aid Tips

Emergency First Aid Tips

Adults (English)
First Aid For Emergencies Adult Poster (525 Kb)

Infant and Children (English)
First Aid For Emergencies Infant & Children Poster (577 Kb)

First Aid For Anaphylaxis (English)
EpiPen Poster (67 Kb)

What to include in First Aid and Preparedness Kits

Child’s Day Pack

  • Whistle
  • Water bottle and snacks (energy bar)
  • Child-safe insect repellent
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Poncho
  • Space blanket

Personal First Aid Kit

  • 12-20 Band-Aids
  • 2 butterfly finger dressing
  • 2 rolled gauze bandages
  • 1-2 large pressure dressings
  • 1-2 small pressure dressings
  • 1-2 triangular bandages
  • 6 gauze pads (10cmx10cm)
  • 3 sets of disposable rubber/latex gloves
  • 1 instant hot/cold pack
  • 1 tensor bandage
  • Waterproof adhesive tape (2.5cm x 2.5cm)
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Space blanket
  • Mini-flashlight

Family Pack

  • 24-30 Band-Aids
  • 4 butterfly finger dressings
  • 4 rolled gauze bandages (5cm wide)
  • 2-3 large pressure dressings
  • 2-3 small pressure dressings
  • 2-3 triangular bandages
  • 12 gauze Pads (10cm x 10cm)
  • 3-5 sets of disposable rubber/latex gloves
  • 2 instant hot/cold packs
  • 2 tensor bandages
  • Waterproof adhesive tape (2.5cm x 2.5cm)
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Flash light
  • 1 space blanket
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Energy bars
  • Water bottle
  • Whistle
  • Candle and matches

Optional:

  • Topical antibiotic ointment
  • OTC pain reliever/anti – inflammatory
  • Ant-acid

Car Emergency Preparedness Kit

  • Quality car jack
  • Tire pump – electric or foot pump
  • Booster cables
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Flares, triangular reflectors, and a flash light
  • Personal First Aid kit – kept in glove box of car
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Power bar(s)
  • Tool kit – set of wrenches, screwdrivers, and tire repair kit
  • Maps
  • Car manual
  • Space blanket
  • Candle and matches

Winter Months

  • Pebble gravel or kitty litter (traction)
  • Shovel
  • Warm clothing/boots

In an emergency, always call 9-1-1


Revised: Tuesday September 03 2019

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