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16 Must Have Items for Your Auto Safety Kit

Traveling to various places and events, such as conventions, speakers, camps and mission trips, are an essential part of the church ministry. Regardless of the destination, emergencies or accidents on the road are unpredictable. However, your church can take steps to be better prepared. One of the best ways to be proactive is to create an auto safety kit. Having the proper safety equipment in a vehicle can help minimize dangers, treat injuries, or keep any situation from becoming worse.

Consider including the following recommended items in your auto safety kit:

  • Accident reporting forms; 
  • Blankets;
  • Bottled water;
  • Communication devices for use between vehicles (for example, cellular or mobile telephone or two-way radio);
  • Duct tape;
  • Emergency phone numbers (road service, church, pastor, other.);
  • Fire extinguisher (dry chemical);
  • First-Aid kit;
  • Flashlight and batteries;
  • Insurance information;
  • Jumper cables;
  • Maps;
  • Paper towels and toilet tissue;
  • Radio with fresh batteries;
  • Rags and towels; and
  • Warning reflectors.

Additionally, make sure you perform a vehicle safety inspection, utilizing the Vehicle Self-Inspection Checklist before traveling. This will help minimize risk and lessen the likelihood of your trip coming to a sudden stop. Ensuring the safety of your staff, volunteers and members is high priority for the church. Be prepared and take the necessary steps to keep all of your travelers safe. For more safety tips when traveling, visit the Transportation Safeguards category of the Resources page.

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