Be Prepared - Build a Kit

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Effective January 1, 2019, fire and emergency services in the City of Littleton will be handled by South Metro Fire Rescue

For EMS transport and billing questions for service dates prior to January 1, 2019, contact the Littleton Finance Department at 303-795-3776 or

All residents should have some basic supplies on hand in supplies on hand in order to survive for at least 72 hours following a disaster. An emergency preparedness kit should be customized to meet the needs of the individual and the family. Be sure to think about your particular needs after addressing the basics of survival: fresh water, clear air and warmth.

Emergency preparedness kitRecommended Supplies

  • Water, one gallon per person, per day, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered radio and a NOAA weather radio with tone alert, extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Infant formula and diapers if needed
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Dust mask or cotton t-shirt to help filter the air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food

Additional Items to Consider

If you live in a cold weather climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that the power will be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for children and other family changes.

  • Jacket or coat
  • Long pants/long sleeve shirt
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  • Cash or traveler’s checks, change
  • Paper towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Tent Compass
  • Matches in a waterproof container/Rain gear
  • Signal flare
  • Paper, pencil
  • Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies
  • Disinfectant
  • Household chlorine bleach – You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe, or bleaches with added cleaners
  • Medication dropper
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records in a waterproof portable container

First Aid Kit Supplies

  • First aid manual
  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Cleansing agents (isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide)/soap/germicide
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Latex gloves
  • 2-inch and 4-inch sterile gauze pads
  • Triangular bandages
  • Cotton balls
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue depressor blades
  • Tub of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Sunscreen
  • Eye wear

Over the counter medications

  • Aspirin and non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Antidiarrheal medication
  • Antacid
  • Syrup of ipecac
  • Laxative
  • Vitamins