Equipment Needs

Neighborhood Emergency Teams are gathering and storing medical and search & rescue supplies. We don’t receive funding from the City for this, so it’s up to us to gather donations from the community. Below is a list of items that may be useful, but supply and storage needs vary by neighborhood.

We can accept cash or in-kind contributions of goods and services, and we can provide a receipt for a tax deduction.

STORAGE SPACE:

  • Do you own a non-residential building that has a large storage area that’s not being used? We need that space! Or how about a dumpster or a shipping container? That would work too!

INCIDENT COMMAND:

  • Megaphones
  • Lamination tools (for our Incident Command Structure forms, hazards/resources/neighborhood street maps, and Operations/Communications plans)
  • Dry erase boards (roll up) and dry erase markers
  • Butcher paper
  • Permanent markers
  • Grease pencils
  • Masking tape
  • Notepads
  • Pencils and pens
  • Clipboards
  • Traffic cones
  • Caution tape
  • Green/red/yellow/black tarps for triage
  • FRS/GMRS radios (walkie talkies)
  • Orange shirts (to identify us as aid workers)

SAFETY GEAR:

  • Non-latex disposable gloves
  • N95 masks
  • Protective eye wear
  • Hard hats
  • Leather gloves
  • Whistles
  • Hazmat suits
  • Ear protection

HAND TOOLS:

  • 4-in-1 gas/water shut off tools
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Weather radios and extra batteries
  • Lanterns and extra batteries
  • Synthetic webbing/rope
  • Carabiners/pullies
  • Extrication bars
  • Chain saws
  • Pliers
  • Multi-tools (Leatherman)
  • Non-sparking crescent wrenches
  • Caution tape
  • Duct tape
  • Paracord
  • Generators

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Water bottles
  • Drinking water
  • Water purification system
  • Food
  • Compasses
  • Aluminum foil
  • Flashlights/headlamps w/ extra batteries
  • Matches in watertight container
  • Needles and thread
  • Plastic sheeting and tarps
  • Ponchos/rain jackets
  • Binocular

MEDICAL DEVICES/TOOLS:

  • Portable stretcher
  • Long backboard (SKED)
  • Extrication collars and splints (assorted sizes)
  • Sam splint rolls
  • Space blankets
  • Sterile burn sheets
  • Triage bags
  • Triage tags/tape/dispensers (colored black, red, yellow, green)
  • Thermometers
  • Chemical hot and cold packs
  • Tweezers
  • Tongue blades

BANDAGES:

  • Adhesive bandages (assort sizes)
  • Adhesive hypo-allergenic tape (assort sizes)
  • Sterile bulk dressings (8″ x 30″ and 7″ x 8″)
  • Triangular bandages
  • 4″ sterile roller bandages
  • 4″ sterile gauze bandages
  • Conforming gauze bandages
  • Assorted safety pins
  • Bandage sheers

MEDICATIONS / MEDICAL SANITATION:

  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Aspirin/non-aspirin pain medication
  • Cleaning agents/soap
  • Cotton balls
  • Peroxide
  • Surface cleaning disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Eye wash
  • Burn cream
  • Benadryl cream

SANITATION SUPPLIES:

  • Bleach
  • Plastic buckets w/ lid
  • Contractor grade garbage bags and ties
  • Infectious waste disposal bags
  • Soap/liquid detergent (Dr Bronner’s)
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine supplies
  • Wet wipes
  • Water purification tablets

PRE-DISASTER OUTREACH:

  • Tent
  • Table
  • Folding chairs (lightweight)
  • Sandwich board
  • Box on wheels for transporting items
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