301 East 12th St. - Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

To Volunteer, please do the following:

Fill out a BCMRC application

BCMRC Application

Or, contact Richard Acuna at racuna@nolancountyhealth.com or call 325-235-5463 ext. 1009

Disaster Supplies Checklists

The following list is to help you determine what to include in your disaster supplies kit that will meet your family’s needs.

First Aid Supplies
  • Adhesive bandages, various sizes
  • 5” x 9” sterile dressing
  • Conforming roller gauze bandage
  • Triangular bandages
  • 3” x 3” sterile gauze pads
  • 4” x 4” sterile gauze pads
  • Roll 3” cohesive bandage
  • Germicidal hand wipes or waterless, alcohol-
  • based hand sanitizer
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Pairs large, medical grade,
  • non-latex gloves
  • Tongue depressor blades
  • Adhesive tape, 2” width
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Cold pack
  • Scissors (small, personal)
  • Tweezers
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Cotton balls
  • Thermometer
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other
  • lubricant
  • Sunscreen
  • CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield
  • First aid manual
Non-Prescription and Prescription Medicine Kit Supplies
  • Aspirin and non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Laxative
  • Vitamins
  • Prescriptions
  • Extra eyeglasses/contact lenses
Non-Prescription and Prescription Medicine Kit Supplies
  • Aspirin and non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Laxative
  • Vitamins
  • Prescriptions
  • Extra eyeglasses/contact lenses
Sanitation and Hygiene Supplies
  • Washcloth and towel
  • Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags and ties for personal sanitation uses and toilet paper
  • Towelettes, soap, hand sanitizer Medium-sized plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Tooth paste, toothbrushes Disinfectant and household chlorine bleach
  • Shampoo, comb, and brush
  • A small shovel for digging a latrine
  • Deodorants, sunscreen Toilet paper
  • Razor, shaving cream
  • Lip balm, insect repellent
  • Contact lens solutions
  • Mirror
  • Feminine supplies
Equipment and Tools
  • Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries
  • Manual can opener
  • NOAA Weather Radio, if appropriate for your area
  • Mess kits or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • All-purpose knife
  • Signal fl are Household liquid bleach to treat drinking water
  • Matches in a waterproof container (or waterproof matches)
  • Sugar, salt, pepper
  • Shut-off wrench, pliers, shovel, and other tools
  • Aluminum foil and plastic wrap
  • Duct tape and scissors Resealable plastic bags
  • Plastic sheeting Small cooking stove and a can of cooking fuel (if food must be cooked)
  • Whistle
  • Small canister, ABC-type fi re extinguisher
  • Comfort Items
  • Tube tent Games
  • Compass Cards
  • Work gloves Books
  • Paper, pens, and pencils Toys for kids
  • Needles and thread Foods
  • Battery-operated travel alarm clock
Food and Water
  • Water
  • Ready-to-eat meats, fruits, and vegetables
  • Canned or boxed juices, milk, and soup
  • High-energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, low-sodium crackers, granola bars, and trail mix.
  • Vitamins
  • Special foods for infants or persons on special diets
  • Cookies, hard candy
  • Instant coffee
  • Cereals
  • Powdered milk
  • Clothes and Bedding Supplies
Clothing
  • Complete change of clothes
  • Sturdy shoes or boots
  • Rain gear
  • Hat and gloves
  • Extra socks
  • Extra underwear
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Blankets/sleeping bags and pillows
Documents and Keys
Make sure you keep these items in a watertight container
  • Personal identification
  • Cash and coins
  • Credit cards
  • Extra set of house keys and car keys
  • Emergency contact list and phone numbers
  • Map of the area and phone numbers of places you could go
Copies of the following
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security cards
  • Passports
  • Wills
  • Deeds
  • Inventory of household goods
  • Insurance papers
  • Immunization records
  • Bank and credit card account numbers
  • Stocks and bonds