12 Months of Preparedness

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12 Months of Preparedness is a community wide initiative to prepare Oak Creek residents for an emergency by encouraging people to build an emergency preparedness kit.

Each month local stores will feature emergency preparedness items such as; bottled water, canned food, personal hygiene items, etc. Featured item cards will be placed next to the featured item for the month, so people can easily find items to add to their emergency preparedness kit.

12 Months of Preparedness Schedule

January: Plastic Bin Duffel Bag, or Large Tote
February: Canned Vegetables, Fruits, Meats, Soups and a Can Opener
March: Water (3 gallons per person)
April: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers Dry Cereal, and Snack Foods
May: Personal Hygiene Items
June: Paper Products (napkins, toilet paper, paper towel)
July: Disposable Utensils, Cups, Plates
August: Weather Radio, Flashlight
September: Non-Prescription & Prescription Medications
October: Hand Sanitizer and Hand Wipes
November: Candles & Lighters
December: First Aid Kit

For a full list of preparedness kit items refer to the 12 Months of Preparedness Handout.

We would love for you to share pictures with us over social media of your emergency preparedness kits with the hashtag “#12monthsofprep”.