Food, water, and first aid are the basic life safety supplies that will be needed after an emergency, such as an earthquake. The Lab’s Emergency Management group has strategically placed six white disaster containers, one per each zone, that contain these supplies, along with other items such as tarps, tents, potties, and blankets.
Canned water with a 50-year shelf life and Meals Ready to Eat or MREs are staged in the containers. These offer protein and high-calories to provide energy to sustain body functions. Other supplies include emergency medical supplies, along with tarps, tents, potties, and blankets.