Emergency Preparedness

Sheridan County Public Health’s Emergency Response Coordinator can assist with all hazards preparation, response and education.

Emergency supply KitKeep your kit in an easy to reach location and easy to carry container.


Three days supply of non-perishable food for each person. Examples: canned foods, including meats, fruits, vegetables, juices, soup, and milk. Also sugar, salt, pepper, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, and trail mix. Vitamins and special foods for infants, and elderly persons. Comfort/stress foods: cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, beverage mixes.


Three days supply of water (one gallon per person per day).

First Aid Kit – pack for your family and plan for neighbors to use it too…..

Prescription drugs and extra pair of glasses.

Gauze pads (10) 3”X 3”

Triple antibiotic ointment

Wrap gauze rolls 4”

Band aids

Paper tape ¾” X 288”

Nonstick pads (10) 2”X3”

Instant cold pack (2)

Instant hand sanitizer

Tylenol or Ibuprofen


Household fire extinguisher


Lighter or waterproof matches

Clothing and Bedding

One change of clothing and footwear per person, blanket or sleeping bag per person.

Sanitation Supplies

Toilet paper, soap, plastic garbage bags with ties, sanitary napkins, diapers for infants, shovel.

Emergency Tools

Battery powered AM/FM radio


Batteries (stored out of the equipment to be used, check expiration dates)


Extra set of car keys

Credit card, cash, or travelers checks

Important family document copies (in a waterproof container) i.e., list of medications, MD contact information, passports, current photo of family members, activities for children, etc.