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Emergency kit

With an emergency kit, you are prepared for a quick evacuation or you can survive a couple of hours at home without electricity. Make sure that your basic emergency kit is in an accessible place in your home,  known to all family members. Check its content several times per year, and replace items that have been used or are out-of-date.

 

Also in the car it can be useful to have an emergency kit, to use in case of difficult weather conditions, a mechanical breakdown, an accident, ...

 

My basic emergency kit

At home

  • A first-aid kit: bandages, plasters, compresses, scissors, tweezers, safety pins, analgesics, antiseptic, ...
    • Do you or one of your family members require specific medicines? Keep a supply in your kit
       
  • Bottled water

 

  • A mobile phone charger

 

  • A wind-up torch. If you opt for a battery-powered torch, don't forget to put replacement batteries in your emergency kit.

 

  • A battery-powered radio: in the event of a power blackout, you can still listen to the authorities' recommendations.

 

  • A lighter or matches.

 

  • A multifunctional pocket knife.

 

  • A checklist that meets the basic requirements if the authorities ask you to evacuate your home (essential medicines, mobile phone charger, etc.).

 

In the car

  • Bottled water and non-perishable food (cereal bars)

 

  • First-aid kit and manual

 

  • Strong scissors (to cut through a seat belt if necessary)

 

  • A wind-up torch. If you opt for a battery-powered torch, don't forget to put replacement batteries in your emergency kit.

 

  • Jump leads

 

  • Road maps

 

  • Collision form

 

  • High-visibility jackets for all passengers

 

  • An emergency warning triangle

 

  • In winter
    • Blanket(s)
    • A pair of gloves
    • Warm clothing and boots
    • Windscreen scraper
       
  • In summer
    • Sunglasses
    • Bottles of cold water
    • Sunscreen
    • Games to keep your children occupied

 

 

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