Shippensburg Police Department


Fred A. Scott, Chief of Police


60 West Burd Street ~ Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 ~ Department: 717.532.7361 Fax: 717.532.2313

          Please pull over to the right for lights and siren....whether they are coming up behind you or driving on the other side of the road...Please pull over toward the right hand side for lights and siren         



Disaster Supply Kit


Preparing a Disaster Supply Kit

Having a disaster supply kit ready to take with you at a moment's notice ensures that you will have necessary supplies no matter how fast you may need to evacuate. Pack supplies in duffel bags or backpacks and keep them in a designated place. Your kit will also come in handy if you must take shelter in your home. This list will help ensure that your disaster supply kit includes all the essentials.


         Pack at least one gallon per person per day for at least three days.

         Store water in tightly sealed, nonbreakable plastic, fiberglass or enamel-lined metal containers.

         Change your water every six months.


         Pack enough food to last each family member at least three days.

         Include canned and boxed foods because they require little preparation and stay good for long periods of time. Remember to bring a manual can opener or to buy food in self-opening cans.

         Pack foods in sealed metal or plastic containers.

         Replace foods every six months.

         Include foods for infants and family members with special diets.


         Battery-powered radio


         Spare batteries

         Resealable plastic bags

         Washcloths and towels

         Paper cups and plates and plastic utensils

         Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and other toiletries

         Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags

         Change of clothing and an extra pair of shoes and socks for each person

         Blankets or a sleeping bag for each person


         Personal Identification

         Copies of birth and marriage certificates, inventory of household goods, bank account numbers and other important documents


         Extra car and house keys

         Prescription medications

First Aid Kits

         Adhesive bandages


         Antibiotic ointment

         Antidiarrhea medication


         Aspirin and non-aspirin pain reliever

         Cleansing agents (isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, soap, germicide)

         Cotton balls

         First Aid manuals

         Gauze pads and roll

         Latex gloves


         Moist towelettes

         Needle and safety pins

         Petroleum jelly




         Tongue depressors

         Triangular bandages




Shippensburg Police Department  Phone - 717-532-7361  Fax - 717-532-2313        Last Modified :01/30/12 11:28 PM          Copyright 2008