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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Disaster Preparedness

Preparing Makes Sense. The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We must have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes. Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense. Get ready now.

  • What to do
  • Where to go
  • When to act
  • How to find each other
  • How to communicate in an emergency
  • Workplace / School emergency plans
  • Copies of plans to all family members
  • Wallet-size reference cards
What to have in your HAND (PERSONAL GO BAG)
  • A backpack filled with items needed when you must evacuate immediately
  • Copies of important documents
  • Emergency cash, ATM cards
  • Food and water
  • First-Aid kit and medications
  • Flashlight and Radio
  • Other necessary items
What to have in your HOME (72 HOUR EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT)
  • Water (1 gal/day for each person)
  • Food (non-perishable, can opener if necessary)
  • First-aid, medications and bleach
  • Flashlight and Radio (extra batteries)
  • Extra clothing, blankets
  • Sturdy shoes, gloves
  • Personal needs (infants, elderly)
  • Other supplies and tools
  • Customize your kit to fit the needs of your household.
  • Store in portable container (duffle bag, plastic tote, etc). 


For more information about emergency preparedness see

A limited number of printed publications and materials are available at Oak Harbor Fire Department. Call or stop by: (360) 279-4700; 855 E. Whidbey Ave. Oak Harbor

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