Civil Defence Kit and First Aid Kit Contents
9.9.9 Civil Defence Kit and first aid contents
Updated: Feb 2020
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Where is your Civil Defence Emergency Kit located? Consider how you will access emergency items both if you can’t enter building, or if you can’t leave.
A Wheelie Bin can be useful to easily relocate inside/outside each day, but also consider how to transport items if have to evacuate through broken roads/mud
Keep paperwork (emergency plan/contact details) in a waterproof ziplock bag. Also handy to have a copy saved online.
Batteries not in use have a shelf life of 10 years. Check for leakages. Keep in original package if possible and not in contact with metal as will corrode
Water to drink (3L per person per day): 5 drops bleach per litre (1/2 tsp for 10 litres of water). Store in dark place and replace water every 12 months.
Can use water stored in hot water cylinder etc, as part of the water requirements – however if you do this must turn off power supply and water supply to the
cylinder as it can become contaminated and/or dangerous if you do not.
Survival blankets are useful if a person is already warm. They keep the heat in. They do not heat a person up. 2-3 children can be covered by one blanket
First Aid Kit should be medium to large in size and contents. It must be able to cater for the numbers of tamariki and adults on any session
Duct tape is for securing broken windows. Thick gloves to pick up broken glass.
Tarpauline to sit on or use as shelter
Woollen blankets are useful, however can be bulky and take up room. Consider the amount of room you have to store them with the kit
Record the local radio station's frequency in your Emergency Plan. This can be found at: http://getthru.govt.nz/how-to-get-ready/radio-stations-to-listen-to/
Ensure essential medications required by those at Centre are held in store or brought in each session in quantities to cover a 48hour period at least
Information on how to plan for feeding babies under 12mths old can be found at
Planning for evacuation should be part of your Emergency Plan - look at http://getthru.govt.nz/how-to-get-ready/evacuation/for more tips