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Home Preparedness Kit

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate. Download this comprehensive checklist and begin gathering items for your kit so that you are prepared for any emergency!


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Anatomy of a First Aid Kit

First aid kits come in many shapes and sizes. You can purchase one from the Red Cross Store, your local pharmacy or grocery store, or even online. You can also make your own! Some kits are designed for specific activities, such as hiking, camping or boating. You should always have a kit at home, in your car, and at work. Download this checklist that includes all the must-haves for your first aid kit!


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Pet Preparedness Kits

Don’t forget about your dogs, cats, or other pets at home! We have put together a checklist of specialty items you need in your first aid kit and your home preparedness kit that are specific to your household pets.


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Military Deployment Kit

Preparing for deployment can be stressful, both for the service member who is leaving and also for the family members who will stay behind. The American Red Cross offers this overview of things to consider with your service member before he/she leaves on deployment. Being prepared to deal with challenges that may arise at home can give everyone some peace of mind and help the service member focus on his/her mission ahead.