Sandy Von Behren
OEM Manager
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P: (208) 446-1775

Physical Address:
5500 N Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816
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Your Disaster Supplies Calendar

The Family Disaster Supplies Calendar is intended to help you prepare for disasters before they happen. Using the calendar, your family can assemble an emergency kit in small steps over a six month period. Check off each week as you gather the contents. Supplies may be stored all together in a large plastic garbage can or food may be kept on kitchen shelves. Remember to rotate your perishable supplies and change water every six months.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

Grocery Store

  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 jar peanut butter
  • 1 large can juice*
  • 1 can meat
  • hand operated can opener
  • instant coffee, tea, powdered drinks
  • permanent marking pen to mark date on cans
    (remember 1 gallon of water for each pet)

    Also: pet food, diapers, and /or baby food if needed

  • Hardware Store

  • crescent wrench
  • heavy rope
  • duct tape
  • 2 flashlights with batteries
  • "bungee" cords

    Also: a leash or carrier for your pet if needed

  • Grocery Store

  • 1 gallon of water*
  • 1 can meat*
  • 1 can fruit*
  • sanitary napkins
  • video tape

    (remember 1 gallon of water for each pet)

  • Hardware Store

  • plumber's tape
  • crowbar
  • smoke detector with battery

    Also: extra medications or a prescription marked "emergency use" if needed


  • To Do

  • make a family plan
  • date each perishable food item using marking pen.

  • To Do

  • check your house for hazards
  • Locate your gas meter and water shutoffs and attach a wrench near them

  • To Do

  • Use a video camera to tape the contents of your home for insurance purposes.
  • Store video tape with friend/family member that lives out of town.

  • To Do

  • Install or test your smoke detector
  • Tie water heater to wall studs using plumbers tape.
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    Week 5
    Week 6
    Week 7
    Week 8

    Grocery Store

  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 can meat
  • 1 can fruit
  • 1 can vegetables
  • 2 rolls toilet paper
  • extra toothbrush
  • travel size toothpaste

    Also: special foods for special diets if needed

  • First Aid Supplies

  • aspirin and/or acetominophen
  • compresses
  • rolls of guaze or bandages
  • first aid tape
  • Adhesive bandages-assorted sizes

    Also: extra hearing aid batteries if needed

  • Grocery Store

  • 1 gallon of water*
  • 1 ready to eat soup (not concentrate)
  • 1 can fruit*
  • 1 can vegetables

    Also: extra plastic baby bottles, formula, and diapers if needed

  • First Aid Supplies

  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • antiseptic
  • thermometer
  • liquid hand soap
  • disposable hand wipes
  • sewing kit

    Also: extra eyeglasses if needed


  • To Do

  • Have a fire drill at home

  • To Do

  • Check with your child's day care or school to find out about their disaster plans.

  • To Do

  • Establish an out of state contact to call in case of emergency

  • To Do

  • Place a pair of shoes and a flashlight under your bed so that they are handy during an emergency.
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    Week 9
    Week 10
    Week 11
    Week 12

    Grocery Store

  • 1 can ready to eat soup
  • liquid dish soap
  • plain liquid bleach
  • 1 box heavy duty garbage bags

    Also:saline solution and a contact lens case, if needed

  • Hardware Store

  • waterproof portable plastic container (with lid) for important papers
  • portable am/fm radio

    Also: blankets or sleeping bag for each family member

  • Grocery Store

  • 1 large can juice*
  • 1 large plastic food bags*
  • 1 box quick energy snacks*
  • 3 rolls paper towels

    Also: sunscreen, if needed

  • First Aid Supplies

  • anti-diarrhea medicine
  • rubbing alcohol
  • 2 pr latex gloves
  • ipecac syrup and activated charcoal (for accidental poisoning)
  • children's vitamins

    Also: items for denture care if needed


  • To Do

  • Send some of your favorite family photos (or copies) to family members out of state for safe keeping.

  • To Do

  • Make photocopies of important papers and store safely.

  • To Do

  • Store a roll of quarters for emergency phone calls.
  • Go on a hunt with your family to find a pay phone near home.

  • To Do

  • Take your family on a field trip to gas meter and water meter shutoffs.
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    Week 13
    Week 14
    Week 15
    Week 16

    Hardware Store

  • whistle
  • ABC fire extinguisher
  • pliers
  • vise grips
  • Grocery Store

  • 1 can fruit*
  • 1 can meat*
  • 1 can vegetables*
  • 1 package paper plates
  • 1 package eating utensils
  • 1 package paper cups
  • adult vitamins
  • Hardware Store

  • extra flashlight batteries
  • masking tape
  • hammer
  • assorted nails
  • "L" brackets to secure tall furniture to wall studs
  • wood screws
  • Grocery Store

  • 1 can meat*
  • 1 can vegetables*
  • 1 box large heavy duty garbage bags
  • kleenex
  • 1 box quick energy snacks (such as granola bars or raisins)

  • To Do

  • Take a first aid/CPR class

  • To Do

  • Make a plan to check on a neighbor who may need help in an emergency

  • To Do

  • Brace shelves and cabinets

  • To Do

  • Find out if you have a neighborhood safety organization and join it!
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    Week 17
    Week 18
    Week 19
    Week 20

    Grocery Store

  • 1 box of graham crackers
  • assorted plastic containers with lids
  • assorted safety pins
  • dry cereal
  • Hardware Store

  • "child proof" latches or other fasteners for your cupboards
  • double-sided tape or Velcro-type fasteners to secure moveable objects
  • Grocery Store

  • 1 box large heavy duty garbage bags
  • 1 box quick energy snacks (such as granola bars or raisins)
  • Hardware Store

  • camping or utility knife
  • extra radio batteries

    Also: purchase an emergency escape ladder for second story bedrooms if needed.


  • To Do

  • Arrange for a friend or neighbor to help your children if you are at work.

  • To Do

  • Pack a "go-pack" in case you need to evacuate

  • To Do

  • Have an earthquake drill at home.

  • To Do

  • Find out about your workplace disaster plans.
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    Week 21
    Week 22
    Week 23
    Week 24

    Hardware Store

  • heavy work gloves
  • 1 box disposable dust masks
  • screwdriver
  • plastic safety goggles
  • Grocery Store

  • extra hand operated can opener
  • 3 rolls paper towels
  • Hardware Store

  • battery powered camping lantern with extra battery or flashlights
  • Grocery Store

  • large plastic food bags
  • plastic wrap
  • Create a Family Disaster Supplies Kit

    To Get Started

    • Check your house for supplies that you already have on hand.
    • Decide where you will store supplies (food may be packed together in a single container or kept on shelves for easy rotation).

    Meet With Your Family to Plan

    • Discuss the types disasters that could occur.
    • Explain how to prepare; explain when and how to respond.
    • Discuss what to do if you need to evacuate.
    • Practice your plan.

    Suggested Foods

    Select based on your family's needs and preferences. Pick low-salt, water-packed varieties when possible
    Canned Meat tuna, chicken, raviolis, chili, beef stew, spam, corned beef, etc.
    Vegetables green beans, kernel corn, peas, beets, kidney beans, carrots, etc.
    Fruit pears, peaches, mandarin oranges, applesauce, etc.
    Cereal Cheerios, Chex, Kix, Shredded Wheat, etc.
    Quick energy snacks granola bars

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