National Preparedness Month: Vehicle Emergency Kit

National Preparedness Month

Emergencies can happen at anytime; do you have an emergency kit in your vehicle?


Here’s your daily tip for National Preparedness Month:

An emergency can happen anytime and anywhere.  If you are stuck in traffic for an extended period of time and the weather conditions aren’t favorable, will you be able to care for yourself and others in your vehicle? 

Some basic items to include in your vehicle emergency kit are blankets, duct tape, first-aid kit, flashlight with batteries, non-perishable food, jumper cables, knife, maps, waterproof matches, rain gear, water, etc.

More information: Vehicle Emergency Supply Kit


HelpFor questions and information, contact the Office of Emergency Management:

National Preparedness Month 2011

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. NPM is held each September and its goal is to:

  • Increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies
  • Encourage individuals to take action

September 2011 is the eighth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps:

The Campaign’s Web sites ( and and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information

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